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Messages - Dean W

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You know, I wonder what the reaction would be if someone shot up a doggy day care and killed a bunch of dogs.

I fucking bet you that a huge chunk of the "school shootings are the price we pay for FREEDOM" crowd would actually be angrier about it than they are about kids dying.

Agreed.  And as somebody who loves dogs.
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...The product is shit...

The pasteurized milk, safe to drink (after all, I'm 61 and have drunk store bought milk all my life, never got sick once from it and it tastes delicious), is shit you claim.  You need to back that up with some data.  Or you could continue to be a bullshit spewing crackpot unworthy of being taken seriously about any of your claims.  The choice is yours.
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Uncool ... good observations about reading and writing. Efficiency. I think you're right. But have you ever taken a look at modern milk production in the commercial Dairy system?  It's an extremely Rube Goldbergesque system not to mention that it's destructive to ecosystems and you would never want your sons or daughters working at a commercial dairy farm.  Nasty as hell. Study the system in detail sometime and I think you will see how Rube Goldberg ish it is.

My system, on the other hand, is extremely simple and elegant. The Sun Shines. Grass Grows. My cow eats the grass. She gives milk. I drink it. The end. How can you get a more beautiful and elegant system than that?

I spent the summer of '75 on a mom and pop dairy farm in Minnesota.  The sun shined, the alfalfa grew (along with field corn), the cows (maybe 20) ate the alfalfa, along with a supplement made with the field corn, and gave milk.  The family sold the milk, making a living of it without having the degrading parasitic existence of selling superfluous shit from Sears, unlike a bumbling fool in Missouri who shall remain unnamed.  Oh yeah, they even lived in an actual house.  How can you get a more beautiful and elegant system than that?
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...3 years from now when I launch my first sustainable subdivision and I've integrated a highly functional animal food production system...

Dave, this is a major reason people consider you to be a bumbling fool.  You always pin your hopes of vindication on some fantasy of future success.  Reality is, you shit in a bucket and mistreat farm animals, all with the net result that you won't need to buy milk for a while.  At least until your goats and cow die, which is not an uncommon fate for animals you acquire.

You aren't a visionary, you're a deranged messianic wannabe who survives by selling Sears ponchos (not real Mexican ponchos) indefinitely and using that money to buy food at Olive Garden.
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Dave,

You give the impression of somebody who is proceeding on a trial and error basis to relearn what it took to move from a Neolithic to a 14th century A.D. knowledge of animal husbandry.  Maybe that impression is wrong, but more likely it's right.  Regardless, nothing you've posted would indicate a reasoned and informed approach to achieving what you claim to be attempting.  The idea that what you've learned through failure will spread beyond the confines of your property is ludicrous.  Subdivisions of Davetopia?  It's ridiculous.  But hey, keep lining holes in the ground with Tyvek-covered haybales if that floats your boat.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/us/politics/trump-lawyers-special-counsel-interview.html

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...His lawyers are concerned that the president, who has a history of making false statements and contradicting himself, could be charged with lying to investigators. Their stance puts them at odds with Mr. Trump, who has said publicly and privately that he is eager to speak with Mr. Mueller as part of the investigation into possible ties between his associates and Russia's election interference, and whether he obstructed justice...

..."The upshot of the Nixon tapes case was that any president is going to have an extremely hard time resisting a request from a law enforcement officer," said Neal K. Katyal, an acting solicitor general in the Obama administration and a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells.

"In general," he added, "presidents do sit for interviews or respond to requests from prosecutors because they take their constitutional responsibility to faithfully execute the laws seriously, and running away from a prosecutor isn't consistent with faithfully executing the laws."...

This is getting fun, indeed.  Hillary and Obama are trembling in their boots.  Seriously Dave, are you insane?
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Science / Re: Longwave oceanic heating
I've experienced several times (Florida) where the rare atmospheric circulation causes a cold water upwelling.  It blows all the warm surface water offshore, for over a week, causing the very cold water that is always below to upwell near shore, changing the normally warm coastal waters into fucking freezing ass winter level cold water. In the summer.  Then when the normal onshore wind finally starts again, it really makes the air cold, causing a long lasting change of climate (near the coast) which lasts until the sunshine warms the surface waters again.  It is a small example of both how influential wind is, and how the ocean very much dominates the atmosphere.  Even when the atmosphere was the original cause of the change.

Upwelling is the normal condition along California.  Growing up in the Bay Area, I just assumed that ocean water was cold as fuck everywhere in a temperate zone.  Swimming on the coast of S. Carolina and Florida was a real eye-opener.

The mechanism causing upwelling is pretty cool.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekman_spiral
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It's almost surreal that as the noose inexorably tightens around Team Trump, Trumpbots are slavering over the supposedly imminent demise of Hillary and Obama.  I suppose it could happen, but only if the American republic goes the way of the Roman one.  Trump is a pretty pathetic stand in for a Marius or Sulla, though.
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We covered this earlier:
Neanderthals are 99.7% identical to homo sapiens. But it is also said that Neanderthals are 1-4% identical to homo sapiens.
These percentages are not mtDNA.
So the question is how can they be both 99.7% identical and 1-4% identical?
I covered this in our (much) earlier discussion.
Nice try.

Pathetic, Doug.  Why are you even here?  Is your existence really that awful?  Face it, you're a sub-average intellect with self-image issues.  Deal with it.  You'll feel better, I promise.  Not everybody can achieve mediocrity.
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With Dave's razor-sharp understanding of presidential powers, running his subdivision should be a cakewalk.  Dave, have you considered setting up your subdivision in northwestern Guyana?
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And Dave, if it bothers you that a man somewhere managed to make a life with a woman he doesn't consider to be a manipulative bitch, know that I'm not as unusual as you might think.
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Just because somebody doesn't "woohoo" over fucking a 15 year old child bride or think that everybody fantasizes about having a personal jet and bossing around tens of thousands of lackeys doesn't mean they think their life is particularly deep, wonderful, and awesome, you know.
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Dean's point?  "I'm deep and wonderful and my life is awesome.  Dave's shallow and rotten and his life sucks."  Okey dokey.

Why so bitter?  Did I strike a chord too close to home?
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Science / Re: NH winter cooling
The winter cooling trend for much of the Northern Hemisphere is just so interesting.

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We investigate the relative magnitudes of the contributions of surface temperature trends from different latitude bands to the recent warming hiatus. We confirm from five different global data sets that the global-mean surface temperature trend in the period 1998-2012 is strongly influenced by a pronounced Eurasian winter cooling trend. To understand the drivers of this winter cooling trend, we perform three 20-member ensembles of simulations with different prescribed sea surface temperature and sea ice in the atmospheric model ECHAM6. Our experimental results suggest that the Arctic sea ice loss does not drive systematic changes in the Northern Hemisphere large-scale circulation in the past decades. The observed Eurasian winter cooling trend over 1998-2012 arises essentially from atmospheric internal variability and constitutes an extreme climate event. However, the observed reduction in Arctic sea ice enhances the variability of Eurasian winter climate and thus increases the probability of an extreme Eurasian winter cooling trend.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GL065327/full



Bummer that polar bears haven't gotten on board with NH cooling.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/05/polar-bears-losing-weight-arctic-sea-ice-melts-climate-change-canadian-study

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While a part of me would enjoy "doing the Donald Trump thing" ... flying on my private jet anywhere I want at any time, with 22,000 employees at by back and call (who doesn't have daydreams about that sort of thing?) ...

Dave, in all honesty, I've never had a daydream like that ever.  I had kind of a rocky childhood, care of an asshole abusive piece of shit stepfather (my real father croaked of a heart attack when I'd just turned 4).  All I ever wanted was to live comfortably, which I do, as an engineer with a company that makes aortic stents.  I've been married for 31 years to a wonderful woman, the mother of my wonderful daughter.  Life is good.  Fuck daydreams of material wealth and power.  Do you realize how incredibly shallow that attitude is?
Yes.  Notice I'm not chasing that anymore?


Why the doesn't in present tense, then?
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While a part of me would enjoy "doing the Donald Trump thing" ... flying on my private jet anywhere I want at any time, with 22,000 employees at by back and call (who doesn't have daydreams about that sort of thing?) ...

Dave, in all honesty, I've never had a daydream like that ever.  I had kind of a rocky childhood, care of an asshole abusive piece of shit stepfather (my real father croaked of a heart attack when I'd just turned 4).  All I ever wanted was to live comfortably, which I do, as an engineer with a company that makes aortic stents.  I've been married for 31 years to a wonderful woman, the mother of my wonderful daughter.  Life is good.  Fuck daydreams of material wealth and power.  Do you realize how incredibly shallow that attitude is?
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So Doug wants to take a trip down DNA memory lane.  So be it.  Here's some mtDNA comparisons.  Detailed enough for you, Doug?  Please expound on the data.

http://talkrational.org/archive/showthread.php?p=2203333#post2203333
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So Nunes is promising more memos, do you think that ALL , SOME, or NONE will be as big as Watergate?
Why are you so shit scared of betting, Dave?  Don't you have thousands in the bank?

To hear him tell it he used to be a millionaire.  Now he's a part-time Sears salesman and lives in a squalid hay bale shack, subsisting on goat's milk and McDonald's fare.  Go figure.

I'm going to defend Dave here.  Losing a lot of money can happen to anyone, and it isn't always their fault.  Dave seems to have picked himself up from a pretty bad time pretty damn well, and is using the lemons life has given him to make lemonade.  It might be lousy lemonade but Dave seems to be genuinely enjoying it, and doing well in a job he'd rather not be doing.  Credit where credit is due.

Doesn't make him any less of a gullible rube though.  Nor less of an evasive narcissistic weasel.


Fair enough.
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So Nunes is promising more memos, do you think that ALL , SOME, or NONE will be as big as Watergate?
Why are you so shit scared of betting, Dave?  Don't you have thousands in the bank?

To hear him tell it he used to be a millionaire.  Now he's a part-time Sears salesman and lives in a squalid hay bale shack, subsisting on goat's milk and McDonald's fare.  Go figure. 
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Obama and Hillary are going DOWN!!!!  Right, Dave?  Keep it up, tool.
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Science / Re: NH winter cooling
Flagstaff, AZ, T-shirt weather at end of Jan. and beginning of Feb.  In the 32 years I've lived here snow tires and a Carhartt coat used to be the norm.  Just an observation.
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Just out of curiosity, is the proportion of WASP neo-nazis in the US electorate (in MO and the other 49 states) expected to go up or down in the future?
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Dave, does the fact that you're wrong about virtually everything you think ever shake your confidence in the value of your opinions?
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Watching a MAGAbot like Dave implode is delicious.
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When I covered this subject before I dealt with the haplogroups. But nice try folks to distract from the homo sapiens in Israel.
You mean the upper jawbone?

Tell us more about its " globular braincase", its "occipital bun", its "forehead slope" and its "chin".

Of a fossil of disputed age, to boot.