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Beefeater
08-05-2010, 05:05 PM
I've noticed more and more of the lunatics escaping from Hatracks E&E DUngeon lately, do you suppose it has to do with all the recent purges and post counts are down? Maybe Skinster needs the ad traffic.


breadandwine (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-05-10 04:40 PM
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•••CLIMATE CRISIS IS HERE - Gulf leak, crop fail in Russia, N. hemisphere, rocketing food prices•••



Drought is hitting Russia and they have stopped exporting grain, rocketing food prices worldwide. Floods and droughts across the Northern Hemisphere are wrecking crops.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/06/world/europe/06russia...

And the Gulf oil leak has dramatized the folly of drill baby drill.



YOY (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-05-10 04:44 PM
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2. Gonna get bad. Maybe not here and right away but bad.
We need a pandemic. Sick of me to think this way...but true.

Say, I know a good place to start.


kestrel91316 (1000+ posts) Thu Aug-05-10 04:44 PM
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3. I'm afraid it's too late to make it a big issue. The tipping point has been passed,
while we were busy shopping and wasting.

This bird brain must love to see her posts out in the open for a change.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8887067#8887091

malloc
08-05-2010, 05:16 PM
Other droughts leading to famine in central Russia since someone started keeping track of this around the turn of the 20th century.

Central Russia 1920, 1924, 1936, 1946, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1984
Southern Russia 1901, 1906, 1921, 1939, 1948, 1951, 1957, 1975, 1995

Source: http://www.usf.uni-kassel.de/ftp/dokumente/projekte/droughts_and_food_in_russia.pdf

See, it's not really that new, and AGW couldn't have been responsible in 1901 - 1995 because Al Gore hadn't invented it yet. But OMG is this a crisis!!

m00
08-05-2010, 05:21 PM
"while we were busy shopping and wasting."

Who is "we"? Oh, you mean the guys who vote for politicians to take away the cash from the guys like me who were scrimping and saving and redistribute it to guys like you who were shopping and wasting?

NJCardFan
08-06-2010, 02:09 AM
And the Gulf oil leak has dramatized the folly of drill baby drill.

OK, I'll bite. Where did all the oil go? Where's this Exxon-Valdez type damage?