“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Ships Trapped in Ice in Canada
Today, January 27, a cruise ship carrying 300 passengers that was lodged in thick ice in the St. Lawrence River was freed after more than 30 hours with the help of a Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker. Undoubtedly the passengers on the cruise ship were searching for evidence of global warming.
Posted by Deuce ☂ at 1/27/2009 08:57:00 PM
Labels: global warming
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hehehe The USS ObamaGoreReplyDelete
111' in Adelaide today.ReplyDelete
You do realize how isolated readings have little bearing on the whole do you not? Maybe not. I guess that if you get a hot summer you'll be a gung ho Al Gore groupie because you are, if anything, consistent.ReplyDelete
oh my, Sam must have his lips firmly puckered an Al Gores....ReplyDelete
Al Gore's what?ReplyDelete
Ice cold beer?
I will be soon enough.
ummmm, cold beer, goooood!!ReplyDelete
Sorry Sam but this pointing to individual readings as 'evidence' countering larger averages is absurd. If one wants to debate the science of global warming, well have at it, but to point to this or that individual cold occurrence is, on its face, absurd. We've had a very cold winter here in Toronto. Does that mean Global warming isn't happening? ummmm, no, but it does follow from how the Jet stream is flowing.
Must be about harvest time, down under.ReplyDelete
Wheat harvest is mid-Oct to mid-Nov.ReplyDelete
Actually it's up until the beginning of Dec.ReplyDelete
I used to be something of a 'warmer' too, but now I think things are more complex, and the science isn't good enough to make a prediction.ReplyDelete
As Whit has pointed out, it is such a most excellent way to drum up hysteria, and control people's lives.
The last ten years have shown a downward trend, I believe. If it turns out there is a warming trend, and it can be shown we're a partial cause of it, even then it might not be a bad thing. After all, aren't we about due for an ice age? Think I read that somewhere. Then Canada really would be the great white, all year long, and you'd have to move south.
It is fucking hot here. The elevator machine room alarm is going off in my building due to high temperature on the ground floor. Just touched 112' about 45 minutes ago.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a normal harvest, all screwed up. Brewing barley is holding up well.ReplyDelete
Cattle here are fed mostly barley rather than wheat, though I don't know about dairy cows.
Looks like that might be a Caterpillar combine but can't tell for sure.
112 degrees is hot for sure. Least it's probably dry heat. We get that here sometimes. Hang on, drink plenty water.ReplyDelete
Yep, Caterpillar. I can just make it out. You ever do that red wheat and white wheat? I know winter wheat's real popular in eastern Washington.ReplyDelete
Bomb at our local Blockbuster shortly after 9 PM. Inside the ATM. Killed two people.ReplyDelete
HAHAHAHA! I use Blockbuster Online you assholes!
112 is just a typical summer day, here. I recall, about 20 years ago, it hit 123.ReplyDelete
It's been cooler every summer since.
Such reality creates a trend, eventually.
Yep, Phoenix is hot, that's for sure. Grandparents used to live in Apache Junction.ReplyDelete
Used to be all soft white winter. Now we have some hard red winter, that yields less, but sells for more. Still a lot of barley, garbanzo beans making some headway, the usual peas and lentils, always some rape/canola around.ReplyDelete
We're having a hard, cold winter again. Somewhere a little over zero out there right now. I'm ready for spring.
Man dad was in Orofino, Idaho back in the twenties or early thirties sometime, when it made the record,(still, I think) for Idaho at something like 123 if I recall aright, which I may not. It was hot as hell though, for days, wind never moved.
This says 118 degrees but I'd a swore I've read in the 120's.ReplyDelete
Coldest minus 60.
Sounds like the kind of excitment one can do without, glad you are safe, Trish.ReplyDelete
I think we're in all-time record high territory now. Just. If I'm reading the site right.ReplyDelete
There's gonna be another update in a couple of minutes. Every 1/2 hour.ReplyDelete
I'm glad I'm safe, too, bob. Just imagine if I weren't around anymore to gape in morbid fascination at Rat's every effort to poke his fellow, remaining EBers in the eyes with a stick.ReplyDelete
I mean, who would fill my shoes?
Good to hear you're still with us, Trish. Keep shopping online.
Somebody just walked in from outside. Said it hurts to breathe.ReplyDelete
Present and accounted for.
I'm starting to worry about Sam. When does the fat begin to fry, 125? When does skin dry up? The eyeballs pop out?ReplyDelete
Beware Spontaneous Human Combustion.