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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Global Warming just conjecture: Yeah Right!!

Since I was in primary school we have been bombarded by statements that the effects of Global Warming are not conclusive.  To that I say all you have to do is take a step outside.  I grew up in NJ and as a child there would consistently be heavy snows of of 12" of more and in the south ( I would travel to Georgia, Mississippi, and Maine) it was truly unheard of to see snow. Americans often seem to act as though it is another one of those third world problems. Granted after being subject to relocation to support nuclear testing the islanders of the Marshall Islands now face drowning in the rising seas largley due to the un restriced and unrepentent addiction to non renewable and  polluting fuels. But  there are numerous studies that show shrinking islands (animated coastline maps of Long Island) and there are even plans within the government to "address" the problem of shringking coastlines in the US.  You can also look at the shrinking coast of america.  Dont forget that much of middle america was an inland sea once upon a time. You can take a look at the study of sea level change to understand what all these scientists are talking about. Scienftific American did what I thought was a really great article talking about the Global Warming and the mulitple variables that impact it. They also described the current heat absorbsioncaused by vairous global warming effects including dark pollutants, shrinking polar caps and Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere among others as being equivalent to the effect of having a 60 watt buld  on every square meter of the planet.. thats a lot of heat.

Corporate energy producers want "market forces to define envirionmental adgenda" which is completely corrupt strategy because their method is to pace technolgy innovation along with first driving up thier value on diminishing resources to maximize thier profit.  It is a greedy algorithm that cant last as a sustainable model for our global civilization. This is true because there is very little outside to our energy/environmental system and most of that is in the form of radiant energy which may be both the method of our final destruction or big part of the uliitmate solution. Don't be confused .. I dont believe Earth will be destroyed but humanity will loose its place on the planet.


 

Posted by developer at 3:29 AM
Monday, February 21, 2005

Negroponte: Nominee for Baghdad Embassy, a Rogue for all Seasons

read full text at Council On Hemispheric Affairs
President Bush confirmed recent rumors by announcing on Monday that John D. Negroponte was being nominated to become this country’s ambassador to Iraq, a post that he would assume on June 30, when sovereignty ostensibly will be transferred to Iraqi authorities.  But the Negroponte nomination must be seen as a profoundly troubling one since the same nagging questions which were present during the summer of 2001, when Negroponte was nominated to be U.S. ambassador to the UN, continue to persist.  Enough time apparently has passed since a number of accusations first surfaced concerning Negroponte’s profound moral derelictions (which at least date back to the time that he served as U.S. ambassador to Honduras (1981-85)), for these again to be thoroughly aired.  But if the past is any precedent, Negroponte will sail through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the full Senate as if he was a Happy Warrior rather than the immoral reprobate that his record undeniably portrays him as being.  Since then, Washington’s ability to slip into political amnesia regarding his reprehensible actions in Honduras will now once again be at play. 

Posted by admin at 5:28 AM
Sunday, February 20, 2005

Sprint service in atlanta is one of the worst cellular experiences i have had in a while

They say they have the best nationwide network and if you consider the northeast coast the nation then OK. But while in Atlanta and even in Phoenix, AZ, Sprint PCS service falls far below my expectations. I would experience missed calls be cause they couldn't get through, poor voice quality, and data services like gprs modem were all but completely unavailable. If Sprint doesnt get its act together they will lose the cellular game. Because i also have a T-mobile phone which although i despise the design of Nokia 3650 (the deisgner who came up with round dial buttons should be shot by the ergonomics police) It worked like a charm both for voice and access to its lower bandwidth network (115k vs the 230k sprint connection is ussually see) moreover you can get off a plane in france and ROAM at very affordable rates. 

Posted by admin at 9:14 PM