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Marlin1894
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On 2012-07-11 19:45, MagicSanta wrote:
Speaking of bats in ranches they have huge pools made of metal to hold water for global warming causing cattle so they can drink water. These tanks would be fillednwith dead bats, because live ones won't stay on the bottom, to the tune of thousands a year killed. So what they did wa put a ring of screen material so when the critters fall in rather than swimming until it is glub glub time they can climb up, rest, have a smoke, then fly or walk off depending on the animal. For a few bucks they saved thousands of animals.


See? Now that's a beautiful thing. Ranchers need water reservoirs to raise their livestock. But wild animals sometimes fall into the tanks and die. With common sense, and a few bucks, animals that are not being raised to be killed and consumed live, and the ranchers keep their water tanks. Seems like a great solution to me.
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I go to Cheney almost every day and the only one of those I've seen is the flood. And that was just flooded rodeo grounds when the snow melted... what? Oh, that Cheney...
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I go to Cheney almost every day and the only one of those I've seen is the flood. And that was just flooded rodeo grounds when the snow melted... what? Oh, that Cheney...


He's sneaky. If something strange happened, go there first. The guy has a man size safe. There's something going on...lol.
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what? Oh, that Cheney...


Yes. Lon Cheney.
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what? Oh, that Cheney...


Yes. Lon Cheney.


I totally missed that one. What character was he most famous for?
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Phantom of the opera.

Marlin the saved tens of thousands of bats with the screen. They try to get out and the screen gives them the way out and also keeps the thanks clean. Bats are needed to control misquitoes. As for the wind farm in Altamonte it has been many years since they have run many wind mills cuz so many birds of prey get killed. They put more up because a mill is a big tax write off functioning or not. They look cool though.
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Anyone ever go on the "Bat Cruise" in Austin Texas?
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On 2012-07-11 18:38, Old Scratch Johnson wrote:
I firmly believe that a well designed and maintained nuclear power plant provides the safest, most efficient energy. People sometimes don't understand them and just oppose them.


I wonder if the folks who lived in or near Fukishima would agree with that. And, of course, there is the little problem of nuclear waste disposal.


Yes, there are accidents, and yes, we need to plan for disposal, but nothing is perfect. We are an ever growing world and the demand for energy is growing with the population. Unless there are any new breakthroughs in science, we have what we have.

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An independent report by the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC), the first independent investigation committee authorized by the Japanese Diet (parliament) in its 66 year history, was released to both houses of the Diet on July 5. The chairman of the report begins with zero equivocation as to the ultimate cause of the nuclear meltdowns, which are still preventing tens of thousands of people from returning to their homes; returns that for many, are likely never to come:

“THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI of March 11, 2011 were natural disasters of a magnitude that shocked the entire world. Although triggered by these cataclysmic events, the subsequent accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cannot be regarded as a natural disaster. It was a profoundly manmade disaster – that could and should have been foreseen and prevented. And its effects could have been mitigated by a more effective human response.” ...


In a line that must indubitably stoke the anger and sorrow of all those made homeless, all those who have lost their livelihoods and all those tens of thousands more who now are left to agonize over radioactive contamination for themselves and their children for decades to come, the report states, “The direct causes of the accident were all foreseeable prior to March 11, 2011.”

In other words, contrary to all the talk about “an unforeseeable event” from governments around the world and nuclear apologists of the left and right, the nuclear meltdowns, with all their untold and long-term consequences for the physical and mental health of the people of the region, were entirely preventable if the corporation which operated the plants, TEPCO, or the government bodies charged with regulating the nuclear industry, NISA and METI, had taken the appropriate safety precautions


http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/07/11/f......isaster/
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