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#168551 - 10/12/18 06:39 AM And back to Climate Change discussion
jryan Offline
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Registered: 06/08/07
Posts: 8575
Loc: Oakton VA
Here is an interesting, and long over due,expose on the amazingly poor state of one of the primary historical global climate databases, HADCRUT (now of 4th "revision"):

http://joannenova.com.au/2018/10/first-a...-boats-on-land/

The lack of scientific rigor in maintaining and correcting this data set is staggering.

I would expect similarly obscene methods used in maintaining the other primary data set GISTEMP. Especially given that that data set has been managed by global warming activists since its inception.

It seems that in the field of climate data gathering we have had something akin to two students who didn't study who are now cheating off each others exams.
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#168571 - 10/17/18 05:33 PM Re: And back to Climate Change discussion [Re: jryan]
AuntJobiska Offline
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Registered: 05/01/17
Posts: 117
Loc: USA
But what about the beer, Jryan? The beer!

A similar story ran in our local paper yesterday:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...e-weather-price

(Trouble brewing: climate change to cause 'dramatic' beer shortages)

It would have been worth the price of raisin toast to have had a booth at the local Awful House just to hear the good ol' boys guffawing over their grits and newsprint yesterday.

Why does stupid spell check think "guffawing" is not a word? Where did I go wrong? Or, as I suspect, is spell check a dirty rotten commie mole deployed to turn us all into ignoramuses?

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#168572 - 10/17/18 06:11 PM Re: And back to Climate Change discussion [Re: AuntJobiska]
Enright Offline
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Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3427
Loc: CA
 Originally Posted By: AuntJobiska
But what about the beer, Jryan? The beer!

A similar story ran in our local paper yesterday:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...e-weather-price

(Trouble brewing: climate change to cause 'dramatic' beer shortages)

It would have been worth the price of raisin toast to have had a booth at the local Awful House just to hear the good ol' boys guffawing over their grits and newsprint yesterday.

Why does stupid spell check think "guffawing" is not a word? Where did I go wrong? Or, as I suspect, is spell check a dirty rotten commie mole deployed to turn us all into ignoramuses?


For those who may not know, an "ignoramus" is a species of hippopotamus found only in the East African river ponds of Mesopotamia (or so it was thought originally in the 1930s). Many "ignoramus" constitute what is called a "plethora" of ignoramuses.
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#168579 - 10/21/18 02:28 PM Re: And back to Climate Change discussion [Re: Enright]
steele,rick Offline
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Registered: 07/30/11
Posts: 2574
Loc: Sarasota, Florida
Many "ignoramus"....you mean, "Ignorami" ;\)

to wit,

"Look across the river over there at that plethora of ignorami!!!"
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#168583 - 10/22/18 10:55 AM Re: And back to Climate Change discussion [Re: steele,rick]
Enright Offline
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Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3427
Loc: CA
 Originally Posted By: steele,rick
Many "ignoramus"....you mean, "Ignorami" ;\)

to wit,

"Look across the river over there at that plethora of ignorami!!!"


Great tip. While ignorami would have sounded better in that context, I was thinking historically, going with the earlier usage. In fact, it wasn't until the great explorer Stanley met David Livingston in Africa, and said, "Dr. Livingston, I presume," that the latter usage was coined. Livingston, a rather irascible fellow, responded to Stanley by saying, "Of course, jackass!" and later that night told his wife, "Our peaceful little African village is being invaded by the ignorami."
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