Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?

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Do you believe global warming is real?

Yes, Global Warming is real, it is purely the result of human activity
3
30%
Yes, Global Warming is real, it is purely the result of natural climatic cycles
1
10%
Yes Global Warming is real, it is the result of both natural and human activity
6
60%
No, Global Warming is not real, scientists are making an honest mistake
0
No votes
No, Global Warming is a political ploy by liberal tree huggers
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 10

Postby MurphyMobile » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:03 pm

admin wrote:
Yellow_Dog wrote:
MurphyMobile wrote:
Sounds a bit like San Franciso, home of the fruits and nuts! :lol:

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Asheville is the granola city, fruits, nuts, and a few flakes.


:lol:

Would it surprise either of you to hear that those sentiments don't stop at the NC/TN border? I've heard more than one Freakville-like reference over here.


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I think it is nationwide. When I was growing up I never paid that much
attention to people.

And then when I first moved to SC, I began to see "the light." I was
amazed how intolerant people were.

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Postby MurphyMobile » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:14 pm

4tees-

Asheville is a much nicer place than I may let on at times. I just get
very disturbed when I hear new-comers declare that they are going to
educate the locals from here. :cry:

This is the only city that is more tolerant with inter-racial marriages or
friendships. And for the diverse relationsips as the papers call it, the
gay population are accepted more here than they would be in SC where
I used to live (in the stone ages!). :)

The only problem I see is the religious fanatics. Haywood Co. has posters
and billboards everywhere stating this is God's country. But they refuse
to accept that their county had crime like all the rest. Then they want to tell you that you need to go to church and quit sinning. :?

Well, I just have to tell them that there are other faiths besides holy roller
baptists. :shock:

I hope you and your family enjoy your place. I have enjoyed reading your posts now that you have re-appeared. :wink:

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Postby 4tees » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:23 pm

For one I can say (and I know my wife feels the same) that we hope to live up to the friendliness we have been shown by EVERYONE we have met and dealt with in the area. Even my teenagers have talked about how much genuinely nicer people are in WNC than anywhere else we have been or visited. We love the simple down to earth attitude and would never want to change that.
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Postby admin » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:27 pm

4tees wrote:For one I can say (and I know my wife feels the same) that we hope to live up to the friendliness we have been shown by EVERYONE we have met and dealt with in the area. Even my teenagers have talked about how much genuinely nicer people are in WNC than anywhere else we have been or visited. We love the simple down to earth attitude and would never want to change that.


I'm still getting used to that over here. I enjoy the friendliness, but still feel like an old man with everyone calling me Sir. :shock:
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Postby 4tees » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:18 pm

It's funny, I automatically and without the slightest reservation call the garbage man, janitor, cashier, or any other real working person, or humble person Sir or any other appropriate term of respect; but it is always forced and superficial when it is someone that expects or demands to be referred to as if they are inherently superior to me.

Then I also get annoyed when my subordinates call me Sir. I tell them I much prefer they call me Sergeant (unfortunately the military highly frowns on junior members calling senior members by their first name). I have always felt with conviction that although I'm their boss, I'm no better than them, and therefore treat them with respect. I hope it will rub off on them so they will someday treat their subordinates in the same manner. I?ve heard far too many people say ?I was treated that way (badly) so now it?s my turn to treat them (junior members) that way (badly)?. I decided long ago I would be one of the few to try and break the chain of negativity.

Boy have we gotten off the original topic :lol: :shock:
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Postby MurphyMobile » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:07 am

admin wrote:I'm still getting used to that over here. I enjoy the friendliness, but still feel like an old man with everyone calling me Sir. :shock:


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That is funny you feelin old when people call you sir. :lol:

Evetually someone will say "Sir" is my father, I am John.

When I first moved to SC, everyone would say "Hey" and wave. I was
unaccustomed to the word "hey," until someone informed me it was their
way of saying "hi." :wink:

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Postby MurphyMobile » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:13 am

4tees wrote:I have always felt with conviction that although I'm their boss, I'm no better than them, and therefore treat them with respect. I hope it will rub off on them so they will someday treat their subordinates in the same manner. I?ve heard far too many people say ?I was treated that way (badly) so now it?s my turn to treat them (junior members) that way (badly)?. I decided long ago I would be one of the few to try and break the chain of negativity.

Boy have we gotten off the original topic :lol: :shock:


4tees-

Nothing is off the topic, when you show positive feelings and express them
also.

I think that is such a nice quality. I have dealt with far too many negative
people in the medical field. It isso refreshing that someone is striving to
break the cycle. Thank you. :D

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Postby 4tees » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:55 am

Thank you for the nice comment MM :D

The belief that everyone has equal value even if their skills, abilities, beliefs, and personality are different has been a core belief that I have acted on as far back as high school. The amazing thing is I have always had far more success and almost zero problems with the people I lead compared to anyone else I have known in the military or private sector.

My ONLY exception to this belief in equality is for those few who have repeatedly shown themselves to be inherently ?bad? or ?evil?, and beyond any hope of ?salvation?. These people are devoid of any shred of humanity, compassion, or kindness. These seem to exist today as either the hardest of hard core felons or as those selfishly accumulating wealth and power at any cost. I believe humanity and this world would be far better off without these few.
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Postby 4tees » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:11 pm

So, does anyone think this crazy weather is related to climate change?
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Postby etowah » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:59 pm

Could be. When polar ice caps melt. that tremendous flow of cold
water may be altering ocean temperatures and currents that influence
weather.
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Postby MurphyMobile » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:57 pm

4tees wrote:So, does anyone think this crazy weather is related to climate change?


With all the people moving into the United States from all countries
and the building of porperties and homes, I do think it is influencing our
weather pattern.

Look at Alabama with the recent tornado. And it is not in the tornado
alley.

Then 140" of snow in the northeast.

When the glaciers melt above the water line, we will have to worry about
what the 2/3 below the water is doing.

WNC has had more rain this year than it normally would. Mills River and
the Hendersonville area has been flooded.

Nature can only handle so much. I am beginning to believe it is
mostly "man's" fault rather than an act of god from the bible.

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Postby 4tees » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:09 am

The most noticeable and devastating early effect of global warming will be greater extremes in our weather. This not only means higher summer temperatures and stronger summer storms, but also (ironically) more frequent winter storms, and greater variation in cold extremes.

Global warming is real! Our "leaders" are acting irresponsibly by arguing about how much we are at fault in lieu of acting; immediate action will at worst slow the process, and at best stop or reverse it.
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Postby Yellow_Dog » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:41 am

We currently have leadership that is completely denial of facts or science, and actually seem to have a hatred for science.
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Postby 4tees » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:55 am

Yellow_Dog wrote:We currently have leadership that is completely denial of facts or science, and actually seem to have a hatred for science.


Actually it's a hatred of truth in any form.
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Postby etowah » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:29 pm

With this miserable, hot summer, global warming has arrived!
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