Summarizing America's Record Drought In One Picture

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Wed, 08/15/2012 - 13:48 | 2707328 Jason T
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Sucks but it's par for the course of the history of civilization.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 13:52 | 2707357 boogerbently
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See Idaho.

Gods people were spared.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:00 | 2707399 kridkrid
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When we moved to North Carolina. Finished your thought.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 19:17 | 2708623 Disenchanted
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Can someone explain that swath of white coming up out of New Orleans, most of Miss., NW Alabama, and the eastern two thirds of Tennessee?

I don't remember many hurricanes carrying moisture that way this year...

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 19:58 | 2708745 snowmizuh
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Something's fishy about this data. Notice too how the drought seems to obey state boundaries in many places.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 20:04 | 2708753 Disenchanted
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I agree. I can tell you from personal viewing, that western Ohio(especially NW Ohio) is just as bad as anything in Indiana where I live. As far as corn and soybean fields that is.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 06:52 | 2709523 Disenchanted
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Another factor to consider:

 

The Mississippi River Is Drying Up

 

I've personally been across the Miss. River in the last month and a half at two points(Burlington, IA, and St. Louis metro area I-255) farther north than where the article talks about, and I could definitely tell it was much lower than normal even then. I can see this would be a problem for barge traffic.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 21:19 | 2708922 Slack Jack
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Here is some real data; from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It says that the last 16 years include the 15 HOTTEST years on record.

http://www.scienceagogo.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=42682

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 22:54 | 2709127 nofluer
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Hogwash. NOAA fudges their temp records. Egg Harbor, WI was recorded by NOAA as having a noon temp of 600 degrees F on July 4, 2010. They're onboard the AGW train and they don't let a little thing like truth get in their way.

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/holy-global-warming-it-was/432060

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 23:23 | 2709183 Flakmeister
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And do you really think that reading is in the data that is used for analysis?

Hey, be a little paranoid but not everything is a conspiracy....

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 09:41 | 2709897 nofluer
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Actually yes it is - or was. They were notified of the error shortly after it happened, but refused to change it. The same day they recorded a two or four hundred (I forget which) degree temp. out on Lake MI... and refused to change that one either. The name of the game is AVERAGES. (Also known as aggregate temperatures.) That's how they get the crap about "the warmest 15 years ever!" (And they don't even have the decency to say "in human times" yet we all know it was warmer than that back in the dinosaur times.)

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 10:18 | 2710209 Flakmeister
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You are a consummate bullshiter....

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 23:06 | 2709151 TBT or not TBT
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but then no one was keeping records back when scotland had vinyards and "Greenland" was so named.

Anybody prefer shitloads of ice everywhere?    We live in an INTERGLACIAL period, a short period of time between loooooong ice ages.    We should consider burning everything that burns if that looks like the best way to prevent an ice age.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 23:30 | 2709193 Flakmeister
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So the fact that we have blown through the boundaries of the past 800,00 years of glacial episodes doesn't mean anything...

http://www.globalchange.gov/HighResImages/1-Global-pg-13.jpg

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 09:43 | 2709902 nofluer
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What's this "WE " crap?

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:46 | 2710777 Flakmeister
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So are you admitting that you are not anthropognic???

Then why don;t you shuffle back to District 9 or whereever it is you hail from...

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:05 | 2707423 JohnKozac
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Maryland farmers are getting record high prices for their produce.

Some suffer....some benefit.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:15 | 2707446 Hugh_Jorgan
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And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor’s wife and so make yourself unclean with her. You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech (or anything like Planned Parenthood), and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.“Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean, and the land became unclean, so that I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. But you shall keep my statutes and my rules and do none of these abominations, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you (for the people of the land, who were before you, did all of these abominations, so that the land became unclean), lest the land vomit you out when you make it unclean, as it vomited out the nation that was before you. ~GOD

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:24 | 2707496 Biosci
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~God?

or ~Head of a patriarchal order?

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:40 | 2707559 Gazooks
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 But, judgment of any system or a priori relation of phenomena exists in any rational or metaphysical or at least epistemological contradiction to an abstracted empirical concept such as being or to be or to occur in the thing itself or of the thing itself.

 

At least that's what they say in Boise.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:05 | 2707690 JimBowie1958
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~God?

or ~Head of a patriarchal order?

BOTH.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:21 | 2707785 Raymond Reason
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Actually Moses, not Abraham. But the patriarchal order doesn't have much use for the Tanakh nor the prophets. 

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 16:45 | 2708176 JimBowie1958
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What I meant was that, from one point of view, God Himself is the head of a patriarchal order of His followers on Earth.

So BOTH.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:32 | 2707526 El Oregonian
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This, and HAARP pretty much knocked our asses in the dust...

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:43 | 2707572 kridkrid
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Listen to me. You have to consider the possibility that God doesn’t like you, he never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing that can happen.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:23 | 2707797 Dirt Rat
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I'm unsure if my irony detector's broken or if that site's for real.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:08 | 2707711 Raymond Reason
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On the contrary, the God of the bible is a god of immense love.  The god of which you speak is Talmudic. 

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:37 | 2707883 Biosci
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Which half of the bible would that be?

Actually, the god of which he speaks is Palahniukian.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:55 | 2707624 donsluck
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Yeah, I knocked you. The argument for God's favor or punishment can be applied in either direction. These words you quote are men's words. If there is a God, she doesn't speak to you in English. Listen, to the trees and water, forget the words.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:08 | 2707707 JimBowie1958
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If there is a God, she doesn't speak to you in English.

There is a God and the Bible wasnt written in English, so no one is suggesting that HE did.

Were God female, we would know it from the monthly thousands of volcanoes, earthquakes and global hurricanes as nature itself would reflect the Creators nature. Since that is not the case, we know God is not female.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:16 | 2707753 Meesohaawnee
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we also would know because then every man would be broke.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:51 | 2707957 Biosci
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So god is definitely male?  This has a lot of implications.  Do continue.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 16:47 | 2708186 JimBowie1958
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God's maleness is why Beer is so good, not to mention Petrone, why we have Viagra, and NFL football on Sunday so He can watch also.

I rest my case.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 21:37 | 2708959 Biosci
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Testify!

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 23:08 | 2709157 TBT or not TBT
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What is PMS for?

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 01:28 | 2709374 CaptainObvious
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To give men an excuse to leave the house to run "errands", duh.  When the PMS meter is in the red, I suddenly find I have lots of errands to run.  Most of which involve Bud longnecks in my favorite sports bar. ;)

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 20:59 | 2708853 Bananamerican
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There is a God/Creator of course, because by rights NOTHING should exist otherwise, not a single atom....

There is no "reason" for existence otherwise....no raw material...no impulse...NO THING.

Who created the Creator?

No one.

That's what makes God "God".

Male?

Fuggedaboudit.

Why would God be limited by gender (or anything else for that matter)

Why would God need a cosmic schlong anyway?

That's just Dude projection....

 

You're welcome, atheists

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 18:30 | 2721938 JimBowie1958
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The flow of time is not infinitely regressive. It is simply mathematically impossible.

Just as you cannot count to an infinite sum, you also cannot count down to 0 from an infinite sum.

The latter makes it plain why the flow of time cannot have an infinite regression.

So something eternal exists, and the Greek Rationalists like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle figured it out with simple reason.

You have no excuse.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 16:13 | 2708048 juangrande
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What about that 'judge not'- "cast the first stone" thingy?

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 16:54 | 2708206 TrulyStupid
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Can I lie with someone's other than my neighbour wife? their daughter? Can I rendezvous with evangelicals in public restrooms and engage in accidental touching? Do I have to listen to this religilous nonsense or can I vomit it out before me?

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 19:37 | 2708704 DeadFred
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Seems like you have a lot of choices to make

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:13 | 2707457 Jack Burton
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See Minnesota! God's Scandinavian people were spared as well!

Some record crops and high prices at that. Many farmers are going to cash in BIG time!

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:48 | 2707945 ultraticum
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And if God didn't spare Minnesota, a socialist farm welfare program like CRP or ethanol or outright federal bailout certainly would have. 

But the run of the mill small businessman, saver, or investor:  throw 'em to the wolves.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 17:44 | 2708375 toady
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And Michigan, except for all those heathens on the Southern border.

And one red dot right over my house!

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:27 | 2707505 economicminor
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Have you been to Idaho? The area affected is where all there crops are... The rest is forest.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:05 | 2707688 Raymond Reason
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No, i farm in Idaho.  The counties affected on the map are mostly desert. Crops here are stressed but not threatened.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:28 | 2707510 johnQpublic
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though delaware shows as being in the drought area, i can assure you that the drought is over here...i'm mowing the lawn every third to fourth day here

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 16:55 | 2708212 wee-weed up
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I figured the reason why Delaware is red and all alone way over there in non-drought country probably has something to do with Joe Biden using his "pull" to fraudulantly get extra aid for his state.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:40 | 2707556 FeralSerf
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G-d's Chosen People do not mostly live in Idaho.  They may own Idaho, but they don't care to live there.

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