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by Tiredofit
harryanderson
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Thankfully, the anti-science propaganda campaign surrounding man-made climate change seems to have lost some of its effect.

Are you seeing storm clouds on the horizon? Two recent studies suggest that the latest anti-science campaign is following its forerunners--the propaganda campaigns attempting to refute science that tobacco causes cancer, that CFC's caused the hole in the ozone layer, and so on—into oblivion. Global warming denial seems to have climbed to a peak in 2010, and global warming acceptance is now climbing. This bodes well for rational public policy.

 
 

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Kendall78

Sounds like they need to get their facts straight. One opinion piece says it was climate scientists that they got their info from. Now you are putting up a piece where they said it's alarmists. They can't be both.

This is actually old news anyway if one would go back to the original source for the study using the abstracts. The study itself said they only reviewed abstracts that were written by climateologists and only looked at abstracts that were about global warming.

Posted 115 days ago.

Tiredofit

Global Warming Alarmists Caught Doctoring '97-Percent Consensus ... ****forbes****/.../global-warming-alar.

Posted 115 days ago.

Tiredofit

Climategate 3.0: Blogger Threatened for Exposing 97% "Consensus" Fraud

NEW AMERICAN

Posted 115 days ago.

Kendall78

And no where in that opinion piece does the author say that man mad climate change is not happening.

Posted 115 days ago.

Tiredofit

The Myth of the Climate Change '97%' What is the origin of the false belief—constantly repeated—that almost all scientists agree about global warming? WALL STREET JOURNAL.

Posted 115 days ago.

Tiredofit

No you can still see it in all its glory, its just in a tank of water, so go now, I don't see it being anymore viewable in our lifetimes.

Posted 127 days ago.

mythravere

Yea I knew the Hunley was undergoing preservation efforts. I know the said it would take years to stabilize the materials of the vessel before it could go on permanent display.

So I think I'm going to wait until that happens before I go see it.

Oh well I got plenty of history to dig into around here to keep me occupied.

I'd like to volunteer at the local Museums but my work schedule won't permit it.

Oh well maybe eventually I'll be able to.

Posted 127 days ago.

Tiredofit

It was thought for nearly a.century and a half that the hunley fouled with the Housatonic when she hit her with a spar torpedo, or that the blast rendered the crew unconscious, interesting enough, that was not the case and the clues suggest asphyxiation rather than trauma due to the remains being found right where they were stationed. Had they took on water or something there would have been a mad but useless dash to the hatch.

Posted 127 days ago.

Tiredofit

Speaking of battlefield dead, I remember as a kid wondering why the soldiers were so fat back then, guess I wasn't up to speed on what happens to a dead body laying in the hot sun for days.

Posted 127 days ago.

Tiredofit

Saw the hunley last year in sc. It's at a research facility in the harbor district tours only on weekends due to ongoing preservation efforts. It's worth the visit as they have a very nice interactive visitor center and you can even view the infamous gold coin with the bullet indentation.

Posted 127 days ago.

mythravere

Yea the pictures from that war are chilling. I remember as a kid going to the library and checking out the whole series of Time Life books chronicling the Civil War.

Those images stick with you.

Speaking of the Hunley thats one I want to see also.

The went up to Fort Boreman and checked out the Replica. Neat as heck. To think those men crammed themselves into that thing.

Posted 127 days ago.

Tiredofit

NOT a civil war thread, I do realize

Posted 128 days ago.

Tiredofit

Perhpaps the MOST important advancement and the one that changed the face of war forever was the work of Brady, O Sullivan and others in the field of photography. This brought the horrors of war to the populace in graphic detail, suddenly the GLORY of the whole thing seemed a little tainted.

Posted 128 days ago.

Tiredofit

The most devastating advancement had to be the rifled musket that showed the folly of the rank and file method of infantry formation. It worked fine with smoothbore weapons that were barely accurate at 50 yards but the Enfield and Springfield were deadly accurate far beyond that, and worked like a scythe on men lined up shoulder to shoulder two ranks deep.

Posted 128 days ago.

Tiredofit

Man is pretty darn inventive when it comes to killing one another that's for sure.

Posted 128 days ago.

Tiredofit

Well there are lots of good books on the subject, as far as weapons go pretty much everything we have now we developed then, we went underwater with the Hunley although it was not the first sub, just the fist successful one, we went to the air with balloons we advanced from Mepolean formations to trench warfare that would define war for a century. We used Greek fire sorta napalm of the time, rifedd cannon that shot MILES not yards, gernades, landmines the list goes on.

Posted 128 days ago.

mythravere

I honestly don't think there is a better or really more concise book on that subject matter out there.

If there is I haven't run across it.

The Civil War is something that interests me too. Especially the advancement of weaponry during that time period.

Someday I really want to tour the battlefields. Probably start with Gettysburg.

But the one place that I absolutely plan on seeing is the Monitor Museum.

Posted 128 days ago.

Tiredofit

I am aware of the book, however I have not read it yet but have read excerpts. I teach civil war history in our local school system from time to time, NOT a teacher just invited to speak. My focus is life of the soldier and weapons, appreciate you brining this back to my attention, might have to pick it up finally.

Posted 128 days ago.

mythravere

Hey Tiredofit if you haven't read it. I highly suggest getting a copy of Hardtack and Coffee. Its without a doubt one of the most interesting Civil War books I have ever read. You might enjoy it.

Posted 128 days ago.

mythravere

Oh I polish stuff just not knobs. I polish/clean and use vintage shaving instruments. Everything except straight razors that is.

Too expensive of an outlay to join that club.

Posted 129 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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