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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: February 19, 2021, 12:57:26 AM »
 it's a good day to see the ice departing the NE coast of Greenland , and lots more .. with worldview :


Consequences / Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« on: February 18, 2021, 10:23:18 PM »
indeed blu_ice , I am more than a little concerned that something not dissimilar to New Orleans is taking place . If 10's or 100's of thousands of frozen pipes are burst , the nightmare has only begun . b.c.

The politics / Re: The Collapse Of America
« on: February 18, 2021, 04:42:30 PM »
Rodius, I do know how fast it can blow up in this country. That is why I asked the question. I am afraid of a ACWII or an American Spring. With all the guns and ammo (not to mention nukes) in this country, that would be a nightmare scenario.

  but .. it's what you voted for , remember ?   b.c.

Permafrost / Re: Northern Hemisphere Winter 2020-2021 Snowcover / Misc Obs
« on: February 18, 2021, 04:30:49 PM »
my mother's uncle admitted defeat and returned with his family from central Canada 110 years ago .. 'too cold to bear' he wrote home to his mother . His shame made him volunteer for war and he died in 1916 on the Belgian / French border . b.c.

The politics / Re: The Collapse Of America
« on: February 16, 2021, 05:52:19 PM »
my brother too .. I remember early efforts being made to train him otherwise . It didn't make him gauche enough or sinister enough to mistake or believe Fox a news outlet that deals in facts .

The politics / Re: The Collapse Of America
« on: February 16, 2021, 04:54:09 PM »
hard to believe .. I've just come from radio 4 ..
 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
Series 17
Back to The Sinister Hand ..

  .. still on air .. :) b.c.


Consequences / Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« on: February 15, 2021, 03:37:55 PM »
Athens and Istanbul are blanketed in snow this morning , while our Saturday snow was gone on Sunday .. b.c.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: February 15, 2021, 03:35:49 PM »
hi , v_m  .. 'video unavailable' .. b.c.

The rest / Re: The off topic off topic thread
« on: February 11, 2021, 12:06:09 PM »
great to see you at last .. :) b.c.

The politics / Re: Brexit...
« on: February 08, 2021, 08:34:13 PM »
We are very much no longer part of the ' United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ' as we have been for 100 years but have seen Nor'n Ireland separated from GB by an already rigidly enforced border down the Irish Sea .
 I can no longer source plants , seeds and bulbs etc from suppliers I have known and dealt with for 30+ years in GB . I live 1 mile N of the border which if I now dare cross I need my 'green card' or risk losing my car . I am advised even then I will be turned back before I reach my nearest town ( monaghan ) , as we currently do not even have a right of access beyond 5km into S. Ireland ( Covid rules )  ..
  Meanwhile we are very much second class citizens of Europe without a vote or representation . We were not ready for this .. We were promised the best of both worlds but opened the bag and found the worst ...
 Or was it a wurst ?

The politics / Re: The Alt Right
« on: February 08, 2021, 07:56:08 PM »
with God generously giving some folks a diversity of sex chromosomes , eg XXY , who are you or any misguided sect to declare God's work 'wrong' ?
You would rather prevent abortions in the name of God while here in Ireland we dig up the bodies of babies
 in septic tanks and pits ; torn from their unmarried mothers arms by nuns and priests and allowed to die in their thousands in the name of your God . You oppose the rights of women !
 Get out of other people's bedrooms and let them get on with their God given right to enjoy their sexuality in any way . God is with them in everything they do . Listen to Jesus , not Catholicism . Judge Not .. it's easy if you try .. much easier in fact than the contortions you must do to be Catholic in God's world of free will .
 Then you will find the more left you are the more 'right' you feel . b.c.

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: February 08, 2021, 07:34:41 PM »
Trump's opening bid for 2024 .. $10k to each and every voter once he secures his 2nd term .. ? Why not ? just because ...

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: February 08, 2021, 11:28:32 AM »
Hi , Leftylarry .. it may surprise you to know Tom himself is one of the Trumpistas in need of convincing ... b.c.

Consequences / Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« on: February 08, 2021, 02:01:43 AM »
several 'light icings' forecast in the N. Sea fishing areas , with a rare ' light to moderate icing ' forecast for the Thames area . Brrrr ..  b.c.

Permafrost / Re: Northern Hemisphere Winter 2020-2021 Snowcover / Misc Obs
« on: February 07, 2021, 01:56:40 AM »
GFS's forecast suggests snow a plenty coming to N. America and Europe over the next 7-10 days . Snow to the Gulf coast and covering most of Italy and Greece as well as the British isles .. almost an ' event '.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: February 02, 2021, 05:32:47 PM »
A sad note .. the passing of Captain Tom Moore .. 100 year old fund raiser extraordinaire .. £32 milion for the NHS . It was COVID that got him . He was placed at risk a few weeks ago when I last saw him on telly .  RIP Sir Tom . b.c.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: January 30, 2021, 11:41:13 AM »
with 9 children reported dead in 2 Yanomami villages in the Amazon , there may be much worse to  come for children than the 'devastating impact' of what has already happened .

The Americas
Brazil team probing possible COVID-19 deaths among Yanomami
By David Biller | AP
Jan. 28, 2021 at 7:08 p.m. GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Brazilian agency that provides health care for the Indigenous has sent a team to the Yanomami people’s territory in the remote Amazon rainforest to investigate a report that nine children died with COVID-19 symptoms, officials said Thursday.

Júnior Hekurari Yanomami, a member of the Indigenous group who is president of the local health council, alerted the Sesai agency this week that five children had died in one village and four children in another, all with symptoms of the disease that can be caused by the coronavirus. He received the information second-hand from residents of each village.

Hekurari told The Associated Press by phone that the nine victims died in January and were not tested for the coronavirus. He also said that neither of the two villages near the border with Venezuela — Kataroa and Waphuta — had received visits from government health workers in more than 60 days, nor had he heard of any Sesai team headed there as of Thursday afternoon.


Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been widespread concern that Yanomami communal living practices, their distance from modern health facilities and the influx of illegal gold miners into their lands could render them more vulnerable to the virus. So far, the worst of those fears haven’t materialized, with Sesai data saying that of the 541 indigenous people who have died in Brazil from COVID-19, 10 were Yanomami.

Sesai, which is part of Brazil’s health ministry, said in its emailed statement that it investigates all suspected COVID-19 deaths in Indigenous lands. It has a sanitary unit in charge of the Yanomami territory, which is bigger than the U.S. state of Maine and home to 28,000 people in 371 villages.

There are at least 25 people in the Waphuta village with COVID-19 symptoms, Hekurari said, and on Thursday two children with serious symptoms were waiting to flown from Yanomami territory to a hospital in Roraima state’s capital Boa Vista.

Jesem Orellana, a researcher with the state-run Fiocruz Amazonia institute who has worked with Yanomami in the past, said by phone that the group is among the most vulnerable in Brazil. As such, the recent deaths could have been due to COVID-19 or stemmed from another illness like pneumonia and exacerbated by a long period without government medical assistance, Orellana said.

Sesai didn’t immediately provide information about when was the last time its health workers visited the two villages in question.

Indigenous people are in a priority group for Brazil’s coronavirus vaccination program and began receiving their shots last week, with Sesai expecting to inoculate 410,000 Indigenous people over age 18 in a first phase, the agency said in a separate statement.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.

The forum / Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« on: January 28, 2021, 06:12:24 PM »
after joining a few dots on facebook , I came up with ..

   How do you defeat global warming ?

   Declare the earth flat !   .. b.c.

The politics / Re: The Alt Right
« on: January 27, 2021, 05:16:30 PM »
.. except ASIF .. take a hike or a holiday , zenith , as your posts over the next while will be going AWOL . b.c.

The politics / Re: The Alt Right
« on: January 26, 2021, 11:59:39 AM »
Done .. b.c.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: January 23, 2021, 12:27:24 AM »
more off topic .. I thought you were a dead dog .. :)  b.c.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:35:24 PM »
I wish Biden every success in 'drastically speeding up ' vaccinations . Goal : 1 million a day . Inheriting a base in excess of 900,000 per day , even the new administration in the USA should succeed !

The politics / Re: Biden’s Presidency
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:22:53 PM »
Tom , are you really so stuck on dogma that you preferred a mad dog to a Christian and now complain that you have a catholic President who puts his Christianity first ?
  'Love one-another ' is the over-riding direction of Jesus . He also said 'judge not .. ' . To find fault in those seeking to express their lives differently to you is simply un-Christian , no matter how 'catholic' your tastes . b.c.

The politics / Re: Biden’s Presidency
« on: January 22, 2021, 11:17:46 AM »
looks like Joe has done more work in 2 days than donald did in 2 years . To restore some balance he needs to go golfing for the next 9 months ... b.c.

The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:05:06 PM »
 the abuse just keeps coming .. this from freegrass ...

So we all sing kumbaya now and America's problems are gone because Trump is gone? We just ignore the rise of China and American religious extremism that's eating that nation from the inside?

I find it disgusting that a single moderator can just delete an entire thread without reason or giving notice to the creator...

I'm seriously pissed off that BC deleted this thread... How many more of my contributions will get deleted on this forum because the moderator doesn't like me?

FUCK YOU BC!!!!!!!!!
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« Last Edit: Today at 07:51:52 PM by Freegrass »

Freegrr ass : .. I have not deleted your or any thread .
Any and every time I or others are subject to abuse in the off-topics section , there will be a gap in postings by the abuser .   b.c.

The politics / Re: The Collapse Of America
« on: January 20, 2021, 08:52:47 PM »
I have never deleted a thread ! b.c.

The politics / Re: Biden’s Presidency
« on: January 20, 2021, 06:29:00 PM »
what a joy to listen to America's poet laurate , Amanda Gorman . b.c.

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 15, 2021, 12:09:53 PM »
What I really appreciate @ Arnie is how he chose to spend the millions gifted to him by DT. in the millionaires tax bonanza . He saw the campaign for better access to voting in the southern states even as polling stations and drop-boxes were being removed by his fellow republicans . He spent $10 million in states like Georgia (where a dear friend of mine was among the campaigners . Sadly she died before she could witness the result of her efforts . ). It is reckoned his actions increased Democratic voter participation by as many as 30 ,000 votes in Georgia alone . Thank you , Arnie . b.c.

The rest / Re: The off topic off topic thread
« on: January 15, 2021, 11:50:51 AM »
God is certainly a Superhero .. One that acts in the Quantum arena .. b.c.

 p.s. .. I'd choose theology over politics most days ..

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: January 15, 2021, 12:15:10 AM »

Worldometer just now .. Deaths: 2,000,286

The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 14, 2021, 11:48:10 PM »
Owing primarily to his recent reference to President Obama as 'the mulatto' , Tom has been invited not to post in the 'off-topic' section for a week . b.c.

The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 14, 2021, 02:48:50 AM »
See .. now @ 1.42 am I catch up . Mum , 'I'm nearly 93 ! You know !' , has had her Astra Zeneca vaccine  and I've been on the go for 36 of the last 48 hours . Nite nite . b.c.

The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 13, 2021, 07:20:28 PM »
Hi John , I am an ex Green Party spokesman somewhere to the left of Bernie politically , active in caring @ our planet for a lifetime and a long term cannabis campaigner . I volunteered this role (mod) as a balance to blumenkraft . Sadly he is gone so I am dealing with this sector . You had already been flagged in my message box as a troll , but you were not being disruptive in my sector . The antics of some posters that led to the loss of a number of good posters last year has left me intolerant of disruption .. 
  I find Sailor's post rather hilarious .. I am part of no tribe on this forum or in life . Ask just @ anyone else ! He does say he thinks I am basically right at the same time as calling me a bad moderator . I just don't have time to pussyfoot around these days .
   If anyone is desperate to take my place , give me a pm ! b.c.  :D

The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 13, 2021, 03:12:56 PM »
John , get over yourself , and if you don't like it here , get out . b.c.

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 10, 2021, 08:43:37 PM »
I fail to understand why he has not been charged and arrested for incitement to riot or something more serious . It is daft that politicians have to be involved in his pursuit and prosecution other than as witnesses . b.c.

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 09, 2021, 03:36:16 AM »
  ..the platforms and big tech have at least 2 years , maybe a generation , where they now think the Democrats will be making the rules . Apple , Twitter , Facebook etc are all coming into line .. why would they otherwise . Their platforms are currently being used for organizing insurrection . The consequences are ginormous . They will be co-operating big time with law enforcement I guess  (and they might just need to let all the maryjane smokers out to make room for the proud boys ).

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 09, 2021, 01:24:07 AM »
the great twat can no longer tweet  . 4 years late , but better late than never . b.c.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020/2021 freezing season
« on: January 08, 2021, 04:38:39 PM »
Kara loses another 42k today ! It's claim to be a Central Arctic sea is becoming ever more questionable ..

The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 08, 2021, 12:11:13 PM »
1 Off-topic / The politics / Re: The Alt Rightby Tom_Mazanec on: January 07, 2021, 01:16:09 PM
I do not "support" Trump. I voted for him because I do not "support" the most extreme violence in the United States today...the murder of thousands of babies a week by abortion. Yes, due to this website's extreme Left Wing bias and censorship I know you will not post this, b.c. but this comment is for you.

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« Sent to: be cause on: January 07, 2021, 02:19:46 PM »ReplyQuoteDelete
be cause, on at least two counts you have shown yourself to be unqualified to be a moderator.
In the first place, you are unable to moderate in a timely fashion. If Joe Shmoe makes a statement on one of your threads and I reply to it, a couple days might even pass before it is posted. In that time a new page may be started, and people checking up on new posts to the thread may not see my reply. This is not fair to people who are following the thread, it is not fair to me and, in particular, is not fair to Joe Shmoe.
In the second place, you not only allowed but added to libel against me. I do not support violence, in particular America's greatest violence, abortion. This is unacceptable on a public forum from a moderator.
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 Tom , you are on moderation . You cannot demand that I slavishly respond to your posts by rapid approval . Your moderation is not meant as a punishment for moderators . It was meant as a means to encourage you to change your ways . Posts that add nothing but inconvenience are being deleted .
 With regard to posts referencing abortion ; it is Neven and my fellow mods that feel there is no place for this discussion on this forum . As you have seen they act when I have allowed you a voice .

Re: Trump
« Sent to: be cause on: January 06, 2021, 06:26:49 PM »ReplyQuoteDelete
Actually Catholics are Christian.
bc, suppose that you lived in Weimar Republic and the candidate running against Hitler was a crook who believed AGW was a British Hoax. You would vote for that candidate (I hope) because 6 million Jewish lives were in danger.
Abortion in America has already taken the lives of about ten Shoahs.

Tom , I once asked in a bible study meeting that raised the holocaust .. 'Is not the greatest moment in the life of a Jew the moment they meet their maker ?'  'Of course' came the reply . 'Then why do they not celebrate the fact that Hitler helped 6 million meet their maker earlier than they could otherwise have hoped ?'  Years later my aunt still laughs every time she remembers the moment . b.c.
p.s. .. you could think similarly re abortions .

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: January 07, 2021, 11:10:55 PM »
on CNN .. 55million vaccines stuck @ Pfizer in the USA waiting to be delivered , but nowhere to send them . Meanwhile around the world and USA hundreds die every hour

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: January 07, 2021, 01:05:00 PM »
Japan's numbers rising rapidly , state of emergency in Tokyo .. perfect preparation for the olympics

The politics / Re: The Alt Right
« on: January 07, 2021, 11:54:02 AM »
If you mea me, I do not support violence, wili, nor any violent elements.
PS I just heard the woman shot at Congress has died.

   Tom ,
  by supporting Trump you do support violence and are part of America's most violent element . b.c.

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 06, 2021, 10:51:58 PM »
If the 'protesters' were black .. there would be thousands dead by now ..

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 06, 2021, 09:25:47 PM »
could the dumb bald rump call his voters out to protest , and a few million come armed in his defence ? What does an armed middle America do when told Their President is under threat .. the lying media, the evil judges , the mad scientists , the FBI , the CIA , ad infinitum : all out to get HIM ?

sorry Free .. I think I got there first .. :)

The politics / Re: Biden’s Presidency
« on: January 06, 2021, 09:01:37 PM »
we need a democracy for Biden to become president .. there may not be one readily available .

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 06, 2021, 08:59:31 PM »
 surely incitement is a crime in the USA ?

 incredibly entertaining .. CNN .. but it;s 'real' life ..

The politics / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: January 06, 2021, 01:18:31 PM »
lol .. one reason why I question the sanity of anyone voting for him .. b.c.

 p.s .. surely playing golf is essentially his only purpose ?

The politics / Re: Elections 2020 USA
« on: January 06, 2021, 01:10:54 PM »
Ossoff's lead now 16k .. likely to increase beyond the <0.5% threshold for a recount . Congratulations to all concerned and thanks to Trump for his assistance . Georgia ; really ? .. a black pastor and a Jew ?
  Black votes mattered ! I love it :)
  Trump and the republicans had the Whitehouse , the Senate and the House . They have succeeded in losing everything . b.c.

The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 06, 2021, 02:20:53 AM »
Another case of COVID restrictions being flouted ? :)

very first words I hear on bbc radio 4 this morning .. 'Sudden stratospheric warming' ..

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