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   Allsogreat posted on Main Page The Lobby  I’m not trying to sound like Al Gore here, but the following facts make me worry about what’s in store for my children and grandchildren. As this data came from the Internet, I can’t vouch for it’s total accuracy. However, I believe the numbers to be at least 80% true.

The current world population sets at 7.4 Billion with a growth rate of about 1.2%. That means that the population is increasing at a rate of 88 Million / year, 1.7 Million / week.

There are billions of ton’s of nuclear waste materials stored throughout the world. The actual number is unknown. The nuclear industry generates a total of about 2,500 metric tons of used fuel per year. Currently, Japan is planning to dump 777,000 ton’s of radioactive water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant into the our oceans.

Over 30,000,000,000 gallons of Jet Fuel are burnt in our upper atmosphere yearly.

Every year, 28-billion pounds of plastic ends up in our oceans. Cruise ships alone dump 1 billion gallons of sewage into the ocean every year. New York State’s, 24 municipal sewage-treatment plants dispose of 156,000 tons of sewage sludge into the Atlantic Ocean annually. And, in the 1970s, 17 million tons of industrial waste was legally dumped into the ocean.

Ground water is being depleted, and pollution is affecting many remaining fresh water supplies. About 30 percent of the planet’s available freshwater is in the aquifers that underlie every continent and many are in danger of drying up.

Beyond the five area’s mentioned above, there are many other human contributed factors that effect the livability of the earth. NOW, based on the above, does any think that our current level of Civilization will last beyond 50 years?
September 22 at 08:28 EST .

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   GO3  Yes, I believe our civilization will last beyond 50 years, probably 500 years, and more.

1. What are the sources for those numbers?
2.Here's my key issue with these types of numbers: All of these tons dumped, and gallons burnt, etc. mean nothing unless I can get a ratio of substance dumped into something. E.g., if cruise ships dump 1 billion gallons (again where does that number come from ) into the ocean, how many gallons is the ocean? If we are counting tons of something, how many tons is the ocean? I think you see where I'm going with this. There's a big difference if I take a leak in a bucket of water versus a lake. Also the burning of 30 trillion gallons of jet fuel means nothing unless we can count the amount of CO2 and water produced, which are the products of combustion.
3. BTW, all of the vegetation says "thank you" for the CO2 because they need it for photosynthesis which in turn produces our favorite gas, O2.
September 22 at 11:01 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Well GO3 here are a few of the sources for my numbers:

2. It's 30 billion, not trillion....your reference would be "gallons"....anything that is burnt, leaves some toxicity based on the chemical make-up of the fuel burned, and some of the jet fuel isn't burnt, just spewed out into our atmosphere. As to dumping in the ocean, any dumping is accumulative over time.
3. If ind it hard to believe that you would think an over abundance of CO2 is good.

I posted what I did to get opinions, you gave me several and I appreciate it....if you are at all interested do a little research on jet fuel (JP-5 and JP-8 )content and emissions .....
September 22 at 14:24 EST .

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   GO3  Well, the first article made my point. It is a form of water called tritium (heavy water ) and it is only dangerous if ingested in large amounts and it will be heavily diluted when dumped in the ocean. If you chase the rabbit down the hole on cruise ships, you'll see the data was developed by Friends of the Earth. I'm not saying they are wrong, but they definitely have an agenda. I would only say sewage on either land or sea has to go somewhere. How do cruise ships compare with towns around the world in terms of sewage processing and dumping? IOW how many billions get dumped in water from land dwellers versus the cruise ships. Lastly, I don't know what an over abundance of CO2 is. We live in a symbiotic relationship with our vegetation, we produce CO2 and plants produce O2, so I'm not sure what amount produces an imbalance. BTW, we in the US at least have more vegetated areas than a hundred years ago. Seems trees and plants are scrubbing the CO2 pretty well.
September 22 at 22:25 EST .

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   GO3  Just one more example of the numbers game. Lately on Nat Geo Wild there is a commercial where a man says (paraphrasing ), in five years there will be as many plastic objects in the ocean as there are fish in the sea. Again, my first question is, how many fish are there in the sea? Of course, if anyone is able to answer that question to any degree of reflecting reality he's off his nut. So many of these statements veer off from scientific inquiry to prophesy. And then you lose me.
September 23 at 01:31 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm no scientist and I'm not much good at analyzing scientific data, so I will simply respond to Allsogreat's feeling of impending disaster for the globe and thus for her later generations. I understand, Asg. None of us have any idea what the future has in store for our grandchildren and the worry can be overwhelming. But, I am an optimist and also a person whose faith in God keeps me from being gloomy about it. I believe this old world will survive and even thrive. Hang in there, my friend.
September 26 at 05:27 EST .

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   GO3  Agree Storm. We have the words "Matthew 6: 26-27" engraved on our birdbath. The verses say: 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
September 26 at 05:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  Agree w/Storm & GO3 - remember too "sufficient for today is the evil thereof" among other translations of Matt 6:34 - see with cross references on right side bar. Be at peace.
September 29 at 19:38 EST .

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   Allsogreat posted on Main Page The Lobby  Humm
   June 5 at 20:42 EST .

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   Allsogreat posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  I want to thank GO3 for all the history content.....H
   May 6 at 10:21 EST .

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   GO3  And thank you for reading.
May 6 at 22:57 EST .

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   Allsogreat posted on Main Page The Lobby  Well, the Republicans have again proven how ineffective they can be. They can't even pass their own healthcare bill when they control both houses of congress and the Presidency. Mean while the other Criminal element (Dumacrats ) will be laughing all the way to the polls where they will again control Congress, continue to import more Illegal Aliens and further their destruction of America.....Our children and Grandchildren just don't have a furture, because we let them down.
March 26 at 09:19 EST .

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   Allsogreat posted on Main Page The Lobby  Great Day....
   January 20 at 07:06 EST .

   5 people like this.

   GO3  Yesss!
January 20 at 10:18 EST .

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   Allsogreat posted on Main Page The Lobby  Rational thinking??
   January 5 at 08:04 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Love this!!
January 5 at 18:26 EST .

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   Tulsa  Me too! My brain works like these chirren....I take things literally.
January 5 at 23:34 EST .

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   Kono  A few retreads, but all of them chuckle-worthy... Thanks for the post!
January 6 at 15:19 EST .

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   Allsogreat posted on Main Page The Lobby  I understand that the sale of Pampers has spiked since the election. It's been reported that truck load after truck load of Pampers have been delivered to college campus's in Oakland, LA, Portland, NYC, Dallas, Austin, etc
   November 13 at 09:18 EST .

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   Allsogreat posted on Main Page The Lobby  An old cowboy walks into a barbershop in Red Lodge,
Montana for a shave and a haircut. He tells the barber
he can't get all his whiskers off because his cheeks
are wrinkled from age.

The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup on the
shelf and tells the old cowboy to put it inside his
cheek to spread out the skin. When he's finished, the
old cowboy tells the barber that was the cleanest shave
he'd had in years, but he wanted to know what would
have happened if he had accidentally swallowed the
little ball. The barber replied, just bring it back in a
couple of days like everyone else does.
   May 12 at 14:31 EST .

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   Allsogreat posted on Main Page The Lobby  The Greatest Generation:

What They Did Seems Impossible!

During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945,

"We the People of the U.S.A. " produced the following:

22 aircraft carriers
8 battleships
48 cruisers
349 destroyers
420 destroyer escorts
203 submarines
34 million tons of merchant ships
100,000 fighter aircraft
98,000 bombers
24,000 transport aircraft
58,000 training aircraft
93,000 tanks
257,000 artillery pieces
105,000 mortars
3,000,000 machine guns and
2,500,000 military trucks

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across Europe and the Pacific, developed the atomic bomb and, ultimately, conquered Germany and Japan.

It's worth noting that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama Administration couldn't even build a Health Care web site that worked. A lesson, of Professionals vs vastly inferior amateurs!....
   May 1 at 11:03 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Years ago when Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation" was first released, he was on the Don Imus radio show, which was televised on MSNBC at that time. It was a great interview, and at the end, Imus asked a question that I've never forgotten: "How did a generation that whined about nothing raise a generation that whines about everything"?
May 1 at 11:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  Some products no longer made in the USA - Imagine he heads exploding if China decided not to export everyday items (light bulbs, phones, etc. ) to America.
May 1 at 13:00 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Before my Father went off to war in the Pacific, he and my Mother both worked building ships in Oakland, CA....
May 1 at 13:02 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I don't know if this nation will ever be called upon to prove it, but I firmly believe that we could do it again if we had to.

Pearl Harbor notwithstanding, bailing Europe out of their troubles is what got us into the first two World Wars, and I’ve always believed that bailing Europe out again is what will get us into the next one.

Europe and Great Britain are under attack right now. Whether they recognize that fact is another matter all together. Is there a tipping point where the country/its citizens say, Enough? Or do they just continue down the PC Road and wake up one day and find that they no longer have a country and their women are not allowed to drive or show their uncovered faces in public?

Isn’t the same thing happening here?

Sooner or later, something is going to kick off another “World War.” My personal belief is that it will be Muslims who start it.

The Mulatto has ruined our relationship with most other countries in all hemispheres, while at the same time, putting the ability to wipe us out into the hands of those who wish to do so.

So far there seems to be one leader who is not allowing Muslims to take over, and that’s Putin.
May 1 at 15:11 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  I love our country. But I greatly fear that we no longer have the stomach to do what our fathers and grandfathers did so long ago. And let's not forget the efforts of all the women who did lots of the factory work and military service either.
May 1 at 21:14 EST .

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   WAN2  It is in the human DNA to go soft when awash in plenty. Loving our children now demands we pamper them when, in fact, we cripple them. And sow the seeds of our own destruction.
May 3 at 09:14 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  I was just reading the list of stuff not made here any more and noticed that so many are now made in Mexico! So why is that country still so ''poor'' that we are so loaded up with illegals from that country? They should be a thriving wealthy country for all that production going on!!! What gives?
May 4 at 00:06 EST .

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   MeiDei  The sad state of our metals mining/steel mills read the few comments after-
May 4 at 05:02 EST .

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   Allsogreat posted on Main Page The Lobby  The young woman who submitted the
tech support message below (about her relationship to her husband ) presumably did it as a joke. Then she got a reply that was way too good to keep to herself. The tech support people's love advice was hilarious and genius!

The query:
Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under
Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as: NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1.

Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and House cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail. What can I do?


The response (that came weeks later out of the blue ):

Dear Desperate,
First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command: I thought you loved me.html and try to download Tears 6.2. Do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, or Beer 6.1. Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta version. Whatever you do, DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Mother-In-Law 1.0 as it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.

In addition, please do not attempt to re-install the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported
applications and will crash Husband 1.0. In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Cooking 3.0.

Good Luck
April 6 at 10:14 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Too cute!
April 6 at 10:29 EST .

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   Texastealady  That is hilarious! Sending to my newly married granddaughter
April 6 at 11:05 EST .

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   Flowerladytoo  Too funny!!!
April 9 at 01:13 EST .

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