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You Have One Week to Tell Amazon Not to   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 6/2/21 by WALTER784; 2347 views.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jun-21

I don’t want swampland but I might buy a bridge.

Alfi (THIALFI)

From: Alfi (THIALFI)

Jun-21

>>> Working at home has also made a lot of people re-think the whole commute and rat race, and now that some management types who cling to the traditional ways things have been done are starting to order people back to the office, those who have re-balanced work and life are instead polishing up their resume's and going elsewhere. <<<

Particularly true in the tech industry, in which my older son works.

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From: Showtalk

Jun-21

Many tech hubs are very costly to live in or near. Now they have freedom to move and telecommute.

WALTER784 said:

As for the rising sea levels... (* LOL *) also acclaimed by the same folks who are pushing for you to get the vaccination too!

Well, there is geological evidence that the entire state of Florida except for one little hill (they call it a mountain but 300 feet is not very high by Texas, New Mexico, or Colorado standards) has been fully submerged more than once. All of that limestone was once coral reefs. And as that dissolves, you get sinkholes, which Florida is pockmarked full of.

But fresh ground water is turning brackish all over the state. Of course a lot of that is population growth. But then also, if sea levels are rising, it's the deep blue coastal cities that will flood out and all the hipsters will lose their over-priced real estate investments, while those of us in flyover country many thousands of feet in elevation higher than the coasts, would be relatively unaffected.

Except for all the refugees trying to move inland.

Showtalk said:

I don’t want swampland but I might buy a bridge.

There's one in Brooklyn.

And it's not just the tech industry...

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/quitting-your-job-economic-optimism/619242/

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WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-22

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

Well, there is geological evidence that the entire state of Florida except for one little hill (they call it a mountain but 300 feet is not very high by Texas, New Mexico, or Colorado standards) has been fully submerged more than once. All of that limestone was once coral reefs. And as that dissolves, you get sinkholes, which Florida is pockmarked full of.

The following was from May 14, 2014... 500 day later would make it Sep 26, 2015.

Likewise, this is a screen shot of a seminar by Jorgen Peder Steffensen of the Niels Bohr Institute Department of geophysics. The videoclip was made in 2018. On the left, you have Temperatures recorded in Celsius. On the bottom line, you have a time stamp in thousands of years with the far right being 2018, the -2 is 2000 years ago, -4 is 4000 years ago, -6 is 6000 years ago and -8 is 8000 years ago! He was at a research site in Greenland where they dug down 3 kilometers into the ice and measured various things including the sediment and other properties in the ice to determine it's average temperature at the time it was frozen.

The lowest temperature on the far right was from the 1800's and it was -32.6 degrees Celsius . And you can see that the ice temperature today is still cooler than the largest spike in the last 2000 years. And you can also see that 4000 years ago, 6000 years ago and 8000 years ago temperatures were -29.6 degrees Celsius!

What his point in the lecture was that we didn't start measuring these temperatures until the chart was at it's lowest point ever. Which means that anything they measure from that time will show an increase. But if you look back in time, temperatures were actually higher... long before industrialization, cars and other pollution creating things.

And this is my all time favorite:

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jun-22

Hipsters live in coastal cities?

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jun-22

That is a real bridge and not for sale.

I heard that temperatures are rising on Mars, also. The Martians must have been driving SUVs all over the place, but the rovers haven't spotted them for some reason.

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