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I noted that Todd Palin claims some Inuit accessory. He does not look much like the Inuits I have seen on tv. I wonder if his claim is really a calculated subterfuge to get him into a special or privileged position to allow him or his “partners” to catch sockeye salmon?
When I lived in Alaska the Exxon Valdez accident took place, it was horrible. To this date Exxon has not paid punitive damages. At least Palin disagrees with the Supreme Court ruling that decreased the punitive damages that Exxon owes Alaska residents.
When I lived in Alaska everyone got a dividend, though the Alaskan Natives did receive a bigger dividend, if I remember correctly. The smallest dividend I remember getting was just under one thousand dollars. Most of the time they were much bigger than that.
I think the globe warming up is a natural cycle, if it happens every few thousand years then, obviously, nobody has any records of it from before.
Just because we put cities on the shoreline doesn't mean the Earth is going to change it's routine and not rise the tides like it's probably done many times before.
Originally posted by Mynaeris
I think Nancy pelosi is dumber than Sarah Palin , she says 500 million americans are losing their jobs. I can see why will need $4 billion in the "stimulus" package for a census so that they can finally inform Nancy we don't.
Nancy Pelosi wins award
reply to post by amazed
When I lived in Alaska everyone got a dividend, though the Alaskan Natives did receive a bigger dividend, if I remember correctly.
Now, it is coming out that Palin supports hunting wolves from helicopters,
though we already know she supports this in moose hunting, so I guess I am not surprised.
When I lived in Alaska the Exxon Valdez accident took place, it was horrible. To this date Exxon has not paid punitive damages.
Maybe they figured this out and it's another handy fear to pass "green" laws or tax us for our carbon foot print thus keeping the squeeze on us.
ABOARD RESEARCH VESSEL POINT LOBOS, Off the California Coast (AP) A crane on a ship deck hoisted a 502-pound video camera and plopped it into the ocean for a 3,000-foot descent to the world of neon-glowing jellyfish, bug-eyed red rock cod and other still unknown slithery critters.
The so-called Eye-in-the-Sea camera would be added to the first observatory operating in deep sea water and become part of a new kind of scientific exploration to assess the impacts of climate change on marine life. The camera is one of many instruments powered by the Monterey Accelerated Research Station or MARS, an underwater observatory that began operating in November off the California coast.
The observatory looks like a giant metal pyramid at the bottom of the ocean and is connected to shore by 32 miles of cable. It serves as an electrical outlet for equipment such as the camera. Other instruments measure currents and seismic activity, while another part studies how higher acidity would affect marine life. Previous deep sea exploration relied on battery-powered instruments that had to be fished from the water.
The $600,000 Web camera offers scientists, students and others the opportunity to watch life at 500 fathoms. The camera captures images illuminated with "far-red" lights, a spectrum of luminescence invisible to undersea animals. After about four painstaking hours of maneuvering the submersible, the researches used its robotic arm to plug the camera into the observatory.
"With rising sea levels as a result of ocean warming and ice caps melting, we need better observations recorded regularly and openly to better quantify what's happening to the oceans and the planet," said John Orcutt, a professor of geophysics at University of California, San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The ocean is absorbing most of the carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels, which has resulting in increased acidity according to published studies. Greenhouse gas pollution is also blamed for warming the ocean, a trend that, if allowed to continue, could kill a wide array of marine life, according to climate change studies.
Canadian scientists plan to launch five similar observatories this summer, some even deeper, said Mairi Best, associate director of science for the Northeast Pacific Time-Series Undersea Networked Experiments. news.yahoo.com...
Palin still has more experience in government than obama
Originally posted by donwhite
reply to post by centurion1211
Palin still has more experience in government than obama
Snowboarding? Well, being mayor of Wasilla is like being the designated flunky. It’s who gets the coffee at the monthly gab-fest. A picture showed the Wasilla City Hall to be a small part of a Laundromat building. To be mayor of that size city is really to be the city’s chief gossip!
As for being governor of Alaska. I’ve already compared Alaska population wise to Baltimore. Then I realized being mayor of Baltimore really is a full time job! I’m sure without knowing that Baltimore has more city employees that Alaska, for one example.
Finally, if being a governor meant anything, how was it that Clinton was so GOOD and Bush43 was so BAD?
You are beating a dead horse when you insist on talking about something that cannot be changed. Example: "I'd like to talk with you again about what happened." Reply: "Oh, come on. Let's not beat a dead horse."
Beating a dead horse is an action that has no purpose, because no matter how hard or how long you beat a dead horse, it is not going to get up and run. Example: "Let's not talk about it any more. Okay?" Reply: "You're right. We're just beating a dead horse."
To repeatedly bring up a particular topic with no chance of affecting the outcome is beating a dead horse. Example: "Dad, are you sure we can't get a new computer for the upstairs?" Reply: "Son, we talked about this and the decision was 'no'. You are beating a dead horse."
Originally posted by centurion1211
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Why are you soooo afraid of Palin?
Originally posted by blupblup
reply to post by eldard
Global warming certainly is real.... but the causes for it are not clear IMO.
the whole solar system is heating up.... can't all be our fault??