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Old 04-25-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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This story ends with a somewhat stunning conclusion!

"One endless June afternoon a decade ago, I drove along southern Iceland's Highway One, past the weak spot in the planetary crust whose rupture recently brought air traffic in Europe to an ashen standstill."

Is the Earth striking back? - CNN.com
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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This story ends with a somewhat stunning conclusion!

"One endless June afternoon a decade ago, I drove along southern Iceland's Highway One, past the weak spot in the planetary crust whose rupture recently brought air traffic in Europe to an ashen standstill."

Is the Earth striking back? - CNN.com
Someone has an active imagination....and a need to sell books to put food on the table. Making dire predictions is great publicity.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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When I skim read, I can often tell a bit about the mental organization of the author. This fellow is almost impossible to skim read and when I slow down and read him more thoroughly, I find he isn't saying much other than the obvious and some emotional overlay on top of it.

"Earth Strikes Back" seems like it should have some John Williams music to go with it, and be narrated by Elmer Fudd.

A short time ago, in a galaxy vewy vewy close...

It is a period of tea party wars. Rebel
volcanoes, striking from a hidden
base, have won their first victory
against the evil Global Empire.

During the battle, Rebel ecologists managed
to steal secret plans to the Empire's
ultimate weapon, the Hadron Collider, an
enormous armored doughnut with enough
power to destroy an entire planet.

Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents,
Al Gore races home aboard his
private jet, custodian of the stolen plans
that can save Earth's people and restore
freedom to the galaxy....

dah dah DAH, da de DAH, da de DAH!
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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When I skim read, I can often tell a bit about the mental organization of the author. This fellow is almost impossible to skim read and when I slow down and read him more thoroughly, I find he isn't saying much other than the obvious and some emotional overlay on top of it.
Same result. I can't skim read it either. Same conclusion also.

I nominate harry chickpea as Realist of the Week on CD. I also nominate him as Musical Director.

Seconds?
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Earth is giving the midle finger. KEEYAA!
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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Earth is giving the midle finger. KEEYAA!
Meh. The earth is a ***** compared to what space can do.
You know there are giant craters (30miles wide etc.) in Iowa, Germany etc? Not to mention the giant dinosaur killiing crater that lies mostly in the gulf of mexico?

Yeah, kinetic energy is a *****.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I second Harry's nomination. That was probably better, no..... much better, than the original read.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Goarsh <blush> Thanks.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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No
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:02 AM
 
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Earth is giving the midle finger. KEEYAA!
It wouldnt surprise me!!

All of her OIL being stolen... OIL IS NOT 'UP FOR GRABS' ITS MEANT TO KEEP THINGS LUBRICATED UNDER GROUND AND ALL......

Humans are destroying this planet and its sad!!
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