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The title says it all. Unless magic happens we are fucked for at least 20 years.
Ken,Stay the course! Apropos this and your earlier post regarding Unplugged Woodworkers, I'm reminded of a Mark Twain quote:"Always do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest."I've just deleted Unplugged Woodworkers from my bookmarks. I'm allergic to censorship!
Pete,Thanks, it amazes me but never surprises me how petty the right can be. I had always expected to be removed at some time because while I post the truth some do not like to hear it.ken
I'm betting it was something to do with the current US President.
Ralph,Have you been reading my mail? :-). And I would and will do it again.ken
Saw the news this morning on this side of the pond and, yup, we all agree over here. The only possible upside is that this might distract him enough to not start a war with Iran before november. And even that's a "might". :(
Mark,The outcome of giving 4 year olds deadly weapons is never good. The best you can hope for is to not be killed. Hope we make it to Nov. and maybe even more dangerous, Nov to Jan.I'm embarrassed by and angry with my Country. MsBubba and I have talked about moving to Scotland if they would have us, I doubt we will do it no matter how bad it gets because the kids and grand kids are here and MsBubba knows very well what it is like to have an ocean separate her from family.ken
Interesting comments,I was deployed to the Middle East twice under his predecessor. This guy seems to be bringing troops home. I guess I’m confused.otherwise I just put another coat of varnish on a desk I am making for my grandson (if his mom will take it) and I am enjoying a nice Saturday in New York. Cheers
OK, it may take some times to get used to our winters, but its not that bad, Heh :-)Bob, of the great white north (the snow, not the people, just to be clear)
I am in the White Mountain region of NH. In the 20 years that we have been here the quality of snow has noticeably dropped. A ski mountain closed just 25 miles south of us because they were small and had several years of warm wet snow. Another ski town between us and the other one is a shadow of its former grandeur. Even if there is a big snowfall now it's followed by several 40 degree days. Vermont still gets cold but be patient with your Canadian winters. 20 years and you will be enjoying umbrella drinks by your palm trees.
Bob,I'm not sure Canada would welcome us, I wouldn't.ken
Steve,Hang in there. When you are ready I'll send you some Saguaros for your front garden. :-)If we do not turn things around I expect within 20 years or maybe sooner the desert Southwest will not support human life year round without massive amounts of air conditioning. The Sornorian desert will likely go from the most beautiful desert in the world to something like the Sahara. That's the bad news, the good is I doubt I will see it.ken
I'm not expecting a desert climate in New England. More tropical makes sense. We've had humid summers but this year was one grade below drought. Surprisingly the mountains have not had forest fires here. It was a big thing during the old logging days but they would leave a lot of pine branches on the hill and the trains would belch embers that would ignite them.As I said, the winters have been warmer over the years. I could cross country ski all winter when I was in my teens and twenties in Connecticut. Now 200 miles north it's hit or miss.I do have cacti that I poached over the years that survive winters here. Prickly pear types with beautiful yellow flowers. I can't figure out who would want to eat them let alone handle them.Guess I have a few years to come up with some recipes.