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Old August 8th, 2018, 10:24 AM   #8191 (permalink)
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Dang, happy summer! Well, you can still play your guitars indoors.
Quite true, but I've been doing that for a few evenings now...."I've got blisters on my fingers!"
I was hoping to get out, go to a beach, get some sun, play a round of golf.....buts it's just been friggin dreary out there all week. I'm going stir crazy in the house. It's so bad, I decided to accompany my son to go get some new tires for his car!!!

Co workers: "what did you do on your vacation?"
Me: "went with my son to get new tires on his car."
Co workers: "sounds exciting" (tongue in cheek)
Me: "better than sitting at home watching TV all day!"



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Old August 8th, 2018, 12:30 PM   #8192 (permalink)
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Bit late today as been visiting my newest grand daughter about 65 miles away. Weather not too bad until the journey home when the heavens opened up making visibility very poor. Now it's sunny again with temp currently at 20
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Old August 8th, 2018, 01:59 PM   #8193 (permalink)
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Sheesh, you guys seem to be experiencing the kind of weather we often get here, but this year we seem to be having a real summer.
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Old August 8th, 2018, 08:03 PM   #8194 (permalink)
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Sheesh, you guys seem to be experiencing the kind of weather we often get here, but this year we seem to be having a real summer.
It's been really weird....how weird???? Google "Toronto Flooding August 2018". The skies opened up over toronto last night just as the Blue Jays ball game was ending. The Rogers Center retractable roof sprung a leak as approximately 4 inches of rain fell over a 2 hr period. Toronto is about 50 km (30 miles) from us just across the lake but we didn't see a drop of rain.

Then this afternoon I accompanied my son to get some new tires for his car and we could see the skies getting dark. We made a side trip on the way home and as as soon as we got out of the car, the skies opened up....about 2" over 40 minutes. Had to wait until the rain subsided a bit. We were driving thru huge puddles on the way home as the storm sewers just couldn't handle the deluge.

I believe in global warming and climate change because these storms are becoming more and more common around here. Started about 10 years ago when we had what was called a "100 year storm" that flooded my MIL's house and about another 1000 homes in the area. Ever since, we get one of these storms every couple of years. Prior to that, I had never seen flooding in our streets and basements in my previous 51 years.

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Old August 9th, 2018, 03:40 AM   #8195 (permalink)
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I believe in global warming and climate change because these storms are becoming more and more common around here. Started about 10 years ago when we had what was called a "100 year storm" that flooded my MIL's house and about another 1000 homes in the area. Ever since, we get one of these storms every couple of years. Prior to that, I had never seen flooding in our streets and basements in my previous 51 years.

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To be honest Rob, I am not a believer in some of the cr*p that the media and so called scientists put out.

Yes the weather is changing just as it has done over the billions of years the Earth has been around. Even NASA says climate change is cyclical

http://www.americaspace.com/2012/06/...-suggests-yes/

Antarctica used to be warm and Europe was under ice.

Yes climate changes but blaming it on humans is IMO a bit far fetched. Cattle passing wind in fields around the world cause more damage with the methane coming from their bottoms and mouths.

I think we just have to accept that our own little areas of the World we all live in will change and there is not much, if anything, we can do about it.

Thankfully most of us will not experience too dramatic a change.

It's nice and cool here today, currently 16 and a nice breeze. Hopefully more rain later
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Old August 9th, 2018, 09:13 AM   #8196 (permalink)
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Mainly sunny today with thunderstorms rolling in later this afternoon. High 84 (29c) but again feeling like 100 with the humidex.

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Old August 10th, 2018, 03:49 AM   #8197 (permalink)
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It was fine when I woke up, but it's just started raining, so hopefully my lawn will start going green again.
Temp is 15
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Old August 10th, 2018, 06:34 AM   #8198 (permalink)
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Sunny today and 79 (26c). Best of all ...NO RAIN OR THUNDERSTORMS in the forecast!

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We are getting a short break in the heat here, and it is much welcomed. It is only supposed to reach 89 (32) degrees, still with a lot of smoke in the atmosphere.

Personally, I don't buy into the latest fad of "climate change," at least not in the sense that it largely caused by mankind. I do believe that the group trying to push this is really just pushing for more control, money and power on the world stage. They often sell it as a "consensus of scientists," and that phrase itself is ludicrous. Science is not determined by consensus or popular opinion.

Albert Einstein promoted several radical ideas that were well outside accepted norms, or consensus, and yet his theories are still largely considered to be very solid. Just 40 years ago, scientists were telling us that we about to enter another ice age, and that climate change was due to mankind's bad manners.

Science is advanced by theories and hypotheses being proposed and then, after much discussion and consideration those are gradually accepted or discarded. And yet they are still considered theories. Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution, although being taught as fact is still a theory. Darwin himself had many questions about the whole thing. For instance, he couldn't figure out how something like a human eye could evolve, because every link in that chain has to be present for it to work, it can't function just a little bit, and then improve or "evolve" over time.

Our world has been undergoing climate change for as long as we can examine it, and will be on an ongoing basis. Our contributions to that are so minimal that, in my humble opinion, we shouldn't worry about it, or bow to those who want to increase our taxes so that they can benefit from that money.

Sorry to go off on a rant here guys, it's just a topic I feel strongly about. Please disregard if any of this offends you or your beliefs.
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Old August 11th, 2018, 03:49 AM   #8200 (permalink)
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We are getting a short break in the heat here, and it is much welcomed. It is only supposed to reach 89 (32) degrees, still with a lot of smoke in the atmosphere.

Personally, I don't buy into the latest fad of "climate change," at least not in the sense that it largely caused by mankind. I do believe that the group trying to push this is really just pushing for more control, money and power on the world stage. They often sell it as a "consensus of scientists," and that phrase itself is ludicrous. Science is not determined by consensus or popular opinion.

Albert Einstein promoted several radical ideas that were well outside accepted norms, or consensus, and yet his theories are still largely considered to be very solid. Just 40 years ago, scientists were telling us that we about to enter another ice age, and that climate change was due to mankind's bad manners.

Science is advanced by theories and hypotheses being proposed and then, after much discussion and consideration those are gradually accepted or discarded. And yet they are still considered theories. Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution, although being taught as fact is still a theory. Darwin himself had many questions about the whole thing. For instance, he couldn't figure out how something like a human eye could evolve, because every link in that chain has to be present for it to work, it can't function just a little bit, and then improve or "evolve" over time.

Our world has been undergoing climate change for as long as we can examine it, and will be on an ongoing basis. Our contributions to that are so minimal that, in my humble opinion, we shouldn't worry about it, or bow to those who want to increase our taxes so that they can benefit from that money.

Sorry to go off on a rant here guys, it's just a topic I feel strongly about. Please disregard if any of this offends you or your beliefs.
Completely agree with you. Far too many 'interested' groups trying to scare and fleece money from us.

Here's it's sunny and 16 at the moment. Was a cold start though of below 10.
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