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He left me because I didn't like his EV   Knock Knock - Off Topic

Started Dec-6 by WALTER784; 2709 views.

Well, either we revert back to the neolithic era standards of living, which will result in at least 90% of the population dying because there is no way so many could possibly shift to manual labor with everyone having to walk everywhere, with no way to grow enough food and transport it into the cities (although the survivors will be incredibly fit once the dust settles), or we get busy with replacing fossil fuels with other energy sources.

And we didn't get here overnight, so we won't get out of this overnight either. But if things don't turn around fairly quickly, there won't be a soft landing.

This is probably a problem that happens to every species throughout the cosmos that develops industrial civilization. They aren't out there in a galactic empire because they self destruct before they ever get off their home planet.


From: WALTER784


Depopulation one way or the other... the inevitable natural process... or the planned way! (* SMIRK *)



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Or we will pull it together and be fine.

WALTER784 said:

Depopulation one way or the other... the inevitable natural process... or the planned way!

It doesn't require a planned conspiracy cabal to achieve depopulation. It will happen on its own even if Homer Simpson is running things.

Just like the massive rabbit depopulation here in the spring and summer of 1986 was not planned by anyone, although anyone with some basic knowledge of ecology and biology could have seen it coming when rabbits were so numerous you would run over about 3 or 4 per mile on a typical highway at night, and find a huge amount of rabbit fur, bits of meat, blood, some ears, etc. lodged in your vehicle frame that had to be cleaned out after every trip.

They stripped the vegetation bare. When I tried to have a garden that spring, I spent the night on the roof with the Ruger 10-22 and at least 500 to 1,000 rounds of .22 LR and a night scope. When I wasn't reloading high capacity magazines, I was resting the rifle on sandbags and a bipod, centering the crosshairs on a rabbit in the garden, and squeezing off yet another round. I'd typically shoot well over a hundred rabbits in a single night in March and early April of 1986.

Then the numbers dropped dramatically. I would see the bark gnawed off of the mesquites and any other green plant, even saw cactus that had been gnawed in desperation by starving rabbits after they had stripped everything green from the landscape.

And finally even cactus and mesquites no longer had any available nutrients, and billions of them died. I walked around in the nearby ranch land and saw well worn game trails, and decomposing remains of emaciated rabbits just lying out in the open where they fell.

They were so scrawny by the time they died that even the scavengers found slim pickings in short order.

Once any species outbreeds its food supply, mass starvation follows soon.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.  - Revelation 6:8


From: WALTER784


$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.  - Revelation 6:8

I've heard similar from various religious people over the past two years.

The Jewish quote the Ezekiel 38 wars whereas the Christians quote the Revelation. 

We are starting to see quite a bit of flooding, draught, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. start to increase as well.

I think the key will be the total destruction of Damascus (current day city of Aleppo, Syria) followed by the building of the third Jewish Temple in Israel.





Us girls, back in the 70s, used to go shaggin' with the guys at night.  Jack rabbits were a menace.  My brother-in-law had to put electric wire around his new trees on his property just too keep them from eating them before they were strong enough to handle it.

However, we did this a few times a year during the summer.  Which kept the jack rabbits at bay, for the most part.  My sister lived out on property, so not as easy for her and my brother-in-law.

Then, the government decided to step in.  Which was stupid as stupid gets.  They almost eradicated the jack rabbits, or came pretty close.  Which meant the coyotes started coming into town looking for food, something we never had a problem with.  It's not that we didn't encounter coyotes, because we spent a lot of our time out in the middle of the desert, but never, or rarely ever in town.

Goes to prove, the government screws things up far worse then we the people do.  We'd go shaggin' and have ourselves a good time, but we weren't trying to wipe them out.  Also, if we saw a bunny, we took that home.  That was food.  The government didn't do that and left them to die along side the Jacks.  :-|


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We have wild rabbits that never get too large in numbers because the coyotes eat them.

Could quote both Ezekiel and Revelation. Also some parts of Daniel.

We used to "combat shoot" out in the pastures at night, in the early 1980s when the first laser sights started showing up on the market, and tactical flashlights, although they were quartz-halogen and ate batteries like M&Ms. The "big loping jackrabbits" were like pop-up Hogan's Alley targets, that gave one a marksmanship challenge hitting a moving target with a .22.

But we'd go out there plinking for a good portion of the night.

It never really made much of a dent in the jackrabbits.

Odessa, TX has a bunch of fiberglass jackrabbit statues all over town, which newcomers look at with bafflement as we don't have jacks running around like we did in the 1970s and 80s through the late spring of 1986.

After most of the rabbits starved, I didn't see a single rabbit again until about 2007 or so, and then it seemed so out of place.

Today they are still sort of scarce. A whole lot of wildlife I remember from the old days are conspicuously missing. There used to be possums, armadillos, even porcupines, wild turkeys, feral hogs.

Nowadays all I see is the occasional skunk or raccoon, which seem to have adapted quite nicely to suburban encroachment.


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Turning 1 state into a hydrogen powerhouse

By WND News Services
Published December 24, 2022 at 2:51pm

Alaska, at the Northwest corner of the U.S., and hydrogen, at the top left of the periodic table, share more than a common location on their respective charts. Global energy consumption is forecast to grow 50% by 2050, and hydrogen from Alaska can provide solutions to the world’s energy and climate needs for decades.
Hydrogen demand is set to skyrocket. Alaska is in a great position to accelerate commercial-scale clean hydrogen production and capture an outsized portion of the market.
Hydrogen demand is driven by its energy and environmental advantages. Hydrogen is an abundant, energy-rich element with the highest energy mass of any fuel. We’ll never run out of hydrogen. Burning hydrogen to generate energy produces zero carbon and emits only harmless water and air.
Because of these advantages, policymakers are providing powerful incentives to spur the creation of a clean hydrogen energy industry. The 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, passed with the support of Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, includes up to $7 billion to establish six to 10 regional clean hydrogen hubs across America, and Alaska has everything going for it in this competition.
Expanding economies and populations in Asia are driving growing energy needs. Developed nations like Japan and South Korea are banking on hydrogen to meet 2050 net-zero carbon targets. These nations are our strongest allies in the region and have deep trade ties to Alaska due to our close proximity.
Japan’s long-term strategy is to create a complete, end-to-end hydrogen ecosystem, including “a global supply chain and constructing onsite storage facilities in Japan.” Mitsubishi Corporation and TOYO Engineering Corporation, two leading Japanese energy companies, are already working in Alaska with the state’s Alaska Gasline Development Corporation and Hilcorp to evaluate the commercial feasibility of producing clean hydrogen in the form of carbon-free ammonia. Similarly, South Korea is ramping up demand for hydrogen from 130,000 tons per year in 2018 to an estimated 5.26 million tons in 2040.
Hydrogen is effectively stored and used in fuel cells, which contain more power in comparable space than electric batteries, making hydrogen “suited for airplanes or ships that have to carry energy supplies long distances,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage is the second-largest air cargo hub in the world, strategically located between North America and Asia, positioning Alaska to have a major role in global decarbonization by fueling this vital supply route with hydrogen. Alaska is also home to strategic North Pacific military facilities, and the Defense Department, the world’s single largest institutional user of petroleum, is closely examining the long-term prospects for incorporating hydrogen fuel into military operations.
Alaska’s resources give us a major competitive advantage in the race to produce hydrogen. First, Alaska has an abundance of untapped natural gas. The North Slope reigns as one of the world’s great energy super basins in part because it contains 40 trillion cubic feet of developed and conventional, but stranded, natural gas.
Natural gas will not only enjoy decades of additional growth as a standalone clean energy source, but is also essential for producing clean hydrogen. The methane in natural gas is naturally rich in hydrogen, and natural gas accounts for 95% of U.S. hydrogen production today.
The Alaska LNG Project, with all major permits and authorizations in place, is poised to finally commercialize North Slope natural gas and is negotiating with developers and investors to complete engineering and begin construction.
Alaska LNG is already designed as one of the lowest-emissions LNG projects in the world. Further environmental benefits will be unlocked when Alaska LNG natural gas is used to produce hydrogen. By safely capturing and storing the carbon released in this process, the carbon intensity of hydrogen production is negligible. The Alaska LNG terminal will be located in Cook Inlet, which features geology capable of storing 50 gigatons of carbon, the highest capacity of any location on the U.S. West Coast according to scientists. For perspective, 50 gigatons is the equivalent of several decades of carbon emissions from the entire nation of Japan.
Establishing ourselves as an early dominant hydrogen provider ensures we will have the infrastructure, knowledge, and market acumen to also use renewables like hydropower, tidal, and wind to produce hydrogen as technology matures and scales. These resources are more plentiful in Alaska than an
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