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Bact PhD

Member Since 08 January 2012 - 11:28 PM
Offline Last Active Jan 22 2021 07:26 PM

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In Topic: The All Things Global Warming / Climate Change / Climate Disruption Thread

22 January 2021 - 07:25 PM

View PostLFC, on 22 January 2021 - 04:14 PM, said:

Remember our recent discussion about Miami and it's flooding problems? Yeah, apparently Elon Musk doesn't follow this topic. I guess nobody else in his company does either. Without understanding even basic geology maybe they aren't qualified to be boring tunnels all over the place.
I heard something about this on the radio this AM (a glorified headline, really). My half-awake reaction was something along the lines of "You've gotta be KIDDING me!!" As the piece notes, there's a reason homes in FL don't have basements. HELLOOOOO!!!! It isn't as if the metro is a couple hundred feet above fricken SEA LEVEL.

In Topic: The Second Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

22 January 2021 - 11:49 AM

 golden_valley, on 22 January 2021 - 11:10 AM, said:

I'd think Trump wants a trial quick before the full investigations are completed. The dribs and drabs of information coming out now will be more fully fleshed out and perhaps more damning by mid Feb. Seems risky. Maybe McConnell thinks that is okay for Trump to undergo that risk.
Hmmm. does that old saying about giving someone enough rope apply here?

In Topic: The Million MAGAt March

22 January 2021 - 11:46 AM

 LFC, on 22 January 2021 - 10:42 AM, said:

I can't speak to Florida but PA has more than it's share of these idiots but it also has easy driving proximity to Washington. If the Capitol was placed within a 5-hour drive of just about anywhere in Michigan I'm sure the mix would have been significantly different. Maybe the Florida MAGAts looked at the easy shot right up I-95 and decided it wasn't that bad even though it's hours further away than Michigan.
Yup, PA is definitely an easy shot.
I’ll attempt to speak to Flori-DUH.
If you’re talking about North Florida, it’s a whole lotta MAGAt country (and “Florida Men” to boot) and about 5 hours closer to DC than the South FL metro. If we really wanted to push it, it would be a hard day’s drive (in the neighborhood of 12 hr, 2 hr more than from Grand Rapids) from here, whereas from Ft. Lauderdale we would have to do an overnight in northern SC/southern NC to cover the 14-plus hours.

To put it in a slightly different perspective, we (pre-pandemic) would take day trips of 2 hours 1-way to shop at stores we don’t have here or go to some away athletic contests. Here to my parents’ place years back was 5 hours each way, and that would be several weekend trips a year. Whereas when I lived in the Midwest or Northeast, driving more than about 90 minutes was “a long drive.”

In Topic: Coronavirus

22 January 2021 - 11:20 AM

Mommie Dearest got jabbed last week at her continuing care community. Chem PhD put in to our county’s health website to get the jab, but since he’s closer to the 65 than, say, 75, he’s pretty far down the priority list.

In Topic: Coronavirus

22 January 2021 - 11:18 AM

View PostPractical Girl, on 21 January 2021 - 07:32 PM, said:

This is soooo Texas:

Dallas County axes plan to prioritize vaccinating communities of color after state threatens to slash allocation

Because of course, the white, wealthier neighborhoods should be served first, no matter the negative impact to communities of color. On the wrong side of I-30. No matter how they justify this, is simply disgusting.

I wonder if those on the white/weathier side realize the implications. Those coming from the hardest hit communities- and rising-are also the people who clean their homes, cook their fancy meals etc. Masks are a little protection, but not for all.

A “Not-Like” Like.

To address the rhetorical question raised in the last paragraph, at least some of the “old fogies” do...and would rather see the worker bees exposed to large swaths of the community be further ahead in line...the opposite of what DeMinimis did here in Flori-DUH.