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As an onlooker the policies of the current administration is disconcerting personally.
Interesting that Elon is weighing in some of the carry on
General discussion / Re: Coffee machine
February 13, 2024, 11:34:44 AM
We've settled on the Brazil Sans, i like to make it fairly strong then stretch it with a little hot water, topped off with a wee dab of double cream.
General discussion / Re: Depression
February 13, 2024, 11:27:12 AM
I urge anyone struggling in this regard to look up Dr Georgia Ede (psychiatrist) May well not be the whole story but its certainly part of it.
General discussion / Re: Coffee machine
January 19, 2024, 03:44:20 PM
I decide to stick with a Bialetti Mocha pot from Tk-Max for 20quid. Lovely smell in the house in the morning. good beans required though, Belfast Coffee roasters hard to beat.
Quote from: trailer on August 31, 2023, 04:33:46 PM
Related and unrelated at the same time but mate took his kids on the train to Dublin on Sunday. Said it was full of youngsters, heading to a festival. Loud, drunk, scantily clad etc. Went to get the train home in the afternoon, said the train was a f**king mess, piss, vomit, drink spilt everywhere. Got straight off before it left and got a taxi home.
Public transport is a joke. We need private vehicles.
I have already stated the issues with EVs.
We need our diesel vehicles. And while Neymar fly's around the world, in the worlds largest private plane, I'll keep my big jeep and more and more people think the same. Until governments give us workable solutions this will remain the case. People's attitudes are changing and it isn't towards tree hugging.

+1. They are putting the cart before the horse in every one of their so-called solutions. Brain dead stuff!
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Quote from: Eamonnca1 on August 21, 2023, 04:58:08 PM
Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change's Impact on Fires

Hot and dry. These are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite and fuel to burn, the hot and dry conditions in the atmosphere determine the likelihood of a fire starting, its intensity and the speed at which it spreads. Over the past several decades, as the world has increasingly warmed, so has its potential to burn.

Since 1880, the world has warmed by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit (1.09 degrees Celsius), with the five warmest years on record occurring in the last five years. Since the 1980s, the wildfire season has lengthened across a quarter of the world's vegetated surface, and in some places like California, fire has become nearly a year-round risk. The year 2018 was California's worst wildfire season on record, on the heels of a devasting 2017 fire season. In 2019, wildfires have already burned 2.5 million acres in Alaska in an extreme fire season driven by high temperatures, which have also led to massive fires in Siberia.

Full article.

What data has the satellite produced which shows forest fires are linked to climate change. This is the crap that gives every conspiracy but in the world an argument. The data from a satellite may show warming, it may show more fires but does it show a link between both?

So the increase in wildfires and the increase in global average temperatures are just a coincidence then?

Coincidence, two facts that are not linked - whatever you are having yourself. Going around linking everything and its mother to climate change does incredible damage to the argument for less burning off fossil fuels, moving to sustainable energy etc as the doubters will continue to doubt. Next thing we will have people linking increased sightings of UFOs to Climate change!

Jaysus Itchy, you're sitting on a goldmine there and you don't know it. There are plenty of right think tanks and donors out there dying to feed money to mouthpieces who will "prove" the lack of links between climate change and wildfires, severe weather, drought etc etc. You can be the new guy (singular) who Fox News wheels out because they don't have many options among scientists who are pretty much unanimous that increasingly severe wildfires are at least partly down to climate change.

And this argument some lads are throwing around here about arson?

So what? Arson, carelessness, a rim hitting a curb, or a lightning strike -what's the difference? The issue is that once they start, they very rapidly burn out of control consuming everything and anything that is in their path and cause massive destruction due to the conditions humans have created through climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species spread, poor management and building in unsuitable areas.

The key word is "partly" in your post. How much of the increase in fires are the due to climate change. What are the other factors because I am hearing none being presented in media and yet on here we all know fires are being started deliberately. Are all fire started by vandals or is there farmers doing it too (there certainly are in Ireland) What if one of the other contributing causes can be addressed  more quickly than climate change? Why are we not having media inform us about this? It seems if you ask a question or point out something that goes against this new cult you will be metaphorically be burned at the stake. And I believe that Climate Change is real and man made by the way before you accuse me of being a conspiracy theorist.

All these contributing factors are part of the same problem, i.e. the incompatibility of the demands of modern humans with the overall environment. Climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species spread etc. all have the same root cause and they all interact in various ways to increasingly impact humans ourselves through the effects of wildfires, extreme weather events, pollution, water availability and so on.

As for the specific ignition cause, again, so what? I'm not saying any arsonist should not be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for homicide and destruction of property and made a massive example of. But in the larger scheme it's fairly irrelevant. Sooner or later something is going to create the spark. The tinder box is sitting there waiting for the inferno to happen.

Hopefully in at least some cases, the tinderbox can be mitigated through invasive species removal, thinning, controls on building and, where possible, controlled burn programs. Unfortunately, the droughts appear to be baked in for good at this point, pardon the pun.
Yes maybe we might consider what we have been doing as a species for 100's possibly 1000's of years, innovate to mitigate.  Rather than just sitting wringing hands watching the place burn.
Quite pathetic that our over lords are not presenting any plan apart from heat pumps, windmills and battery cars! We need a clear out.
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Its about spreading fear & consumption. The anxiety levels of the western population are going through the roof. We are all going to die from covid, get the covid vaccine that 90 to 95% of our population didn't require. Now climate change, which has happened before, its called a cycle. Truth is we don't have enough credible data from 1000 years ago to build a more reliable picture of whats going on.
Man has fucked this planet, that is without doubt. Nuclear weapons, raped the environment in the name of progress & economic gain. We in the western world consume the worlds resources at an insane rate, mobile phones at least every 2 years, so we can keep up with the eggit next door. New cars every 5 years, new cookers, washing machines, tumble dryers you name it every 8 years. New flat screen tv every 3 years.
The western world is shouting stop, but at the same time encouraging us to gorge ourselves on new chit we don't need.

Yer lanky fella above in the video, can hardly be described as a role model, but he pretty much nails the fad that is the western world. Stop the world I wanna get off.

I would love to know more about the psychology behind the pyromania. Would it be linked to  anti social stuff like anti vac?

Helps drive media reports and climate change fear so a bit of a contradictory position in relation to anti- vaccine advocates.
Quote from: AustinPowers on August 21, 2023, 09:47:04 AM
If the fires were  started deliberately , how is it  to do with  climate change ?

Makes you wonder alright
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
August 16, 2023, 10:25:09 AM
Quote from: Saffrongael on August 16, 2023, 10:03:09 AM
Is it just a given that nobody in St Endas will take a senior team ? Hurling or football ?
If you'd ever managed a Senior team you would know that players demand a certain level of credibility rightly or wrongly. We obviously don't have any members with 4 or 5 senior medals in their pocket and unfortunately thats what it takes to keep the modern player's ego in check for they always think they know better.  Its all well and good for the clubs with that history but mark my words it'll be the same for all  senior clubs in a year or 2. No-one is a prophet in their own land.
Quote from: LC on July 22, 2023, 09:15:04 AM

India banning the export of rice the same week that Putin tears up the deal on letting Ukraine get their grain out.

Coincidence or is there a bigger picture.....

Good news for diabetics at least.
Quote from: AustinPowers on July 25, 2023, 03:34:11 PM
Can anybody  work  this out?

Maybe I haven't  woken up  properly yet.  Born a female, she came out, is transgender  AND non-binary.   :o

But more importantly, should she  be playing in the "women's" World Cup?

A narcissist stealing the dreams and careers of talented young women who want to play sport at the top level.
They can do what they want but stay out of womens sport.
Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
July 11, 2023, 09:53:49 AM
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Quote from: marty34 on July 10, 2023, 07:11:52 PM
Question MR 2.

If Nicky Quaid went down with a contact lense issue - although clearly there was nothing wrong and he was just cleverly slowing things down as Limerick were 6 pts down but Galway had the momentum.

It was clever play acting by an experienced operator.

What is the rule there? Can a ref just say get up, there's nothing wrong and I know what you're at?

We all know what he was at and in fact you can see the ref having a word with him.

He could do what ever he wants and deal with the repercussions afterwards, he could book him for feigned injury, he could throw the ball in on the twenty one for not pucking the ball out when instructed.

Problem is he takes helmet off claims an injury play stops regardless, ref has a word gets a booking or hop ball and the play of slowing it down is still achieved!

Having an injury sin bin won't have desired effect either as it's wasting even more time!! Fullback takes keepers jersey off faffs about and we are no further on.

I'm not a doctor and I'll not take the responsibility of a fake injury or real one. If play is in front of an injured player I'll play on, though the moaning of "head injury, he could be dying" ( I shit you not some shouted that for a wrist injury!!)

But those things I've mentioned are what the ref can do

Correct Mr2 not much the Ref can do in this situation.

It needs looked at from a rules perspective, the umpires are there and can see if there has been contact with the GK to cause an injury of any description. If this is not the case and the GK deliberately takes the helmet off, slowing the game down then I think a 21 yard free as a consequence would soon put a stop to it.

Watch how quickly the helmet would go back on in that situation. Even the threat of this as a punishment makes it too big a risk for a GK to take.
Endemic in the Antrim club game now as well, our lads used to get pissed off at how the more established teams tried to manage the game momentum swings. They are as bad as the rest of them now. Hard to see how you fix it.
Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
July 10, 2023, 12:18:56 PM
Think Lohan and the boys will lose more sleep over the things they could actually effect, hope they keep at it for next year. They given powerful value this season.
General discussion / Re: The DUP thread
July 10, 2023, 10:41:53 AM
Everyone needs a tribe. I work with a lot of "PUL" people, some love the whole "carry on", others are embarrassed by it. The enthusiasts are not bad people but they enjoy the opportunity for a get- together and a bit of craic. Not saying for a minute there aren't bad actors involved but the same can also be said of our side. Humans are savages, thats how we got to be the apex predators.
Choose not to be paranoid/offended and the headers will lose their grip.