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2012-12-17 10:02:58 AM
I'll have you know that I make all appropriate sacrifices to the Potamoi.
 
2012-12-17 10:52:15 AM
God must have a lot of mass.
 
2012-12-17 11:08:15 AM
Damn that river.
 
2012-12-17 11:44:24 AM
big river keep on rollin'
 
2012-12-17 11:44:37 AM
Mark One.
 
2012-12-17 11:45:16 AM
It's gonna take crap like this to get peopl to take climate change seriously, isn't it?
 
2012-12-17 11:45:50 AM
What's Obama supposed to do about it? A rain dance?
 
2012-12-17 11:46:22 AM
Done in two.
 
2012-12-17 11:46:40 AM
What about the massive flooding a year and a half ago?
 
2012-12-17 11:46:52 AM

HighZoolander: What's Obama supposed to do about it? A rain dance?


It worked in Blazing Saddles.
 
2012-12-17 11:47:45 AM
they should just use amazon
 
2012-12-17 11:47:48 AM
Why can't they just use our extensive rail system to transport goods up and down the river?
 
2012-12-17 11:49:29 AM

duffblue: Why can't they just use our extensive rail system to transport goods up and down the river?


costs more per ton than letting gravity and buoyancy do the work.
 
2012-12-17 11:49:38 AM
Maybe he forgot his name

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-17 11:51:41 AM
I've the Scamander is a mean sumbiatch.
 
2012-12-17 11:51:58 AM

Felgraf: It's gonna take crap like this to get peopl to take climate change seriously, isn't it?


Nobody is going to take climate change seriously, why should we?
 
2012-12-17 11:52:33 AM

duffblue: Why can't they just use our extensive rail system to transport goods up and down the river?


Hard to build a rail road on the water, but hey why the fark not?
 
2012-12-17 11:53:23 AM
i21.photobucket.com

Someone call Sen.
 
2012-12-17 11:54:08 AM
You go up to Minnesota, stick a garden hose in the river, turn it on, and thank me later.
 
2012-12-17 11:54:29 AM

duffblue: Why can't they just use our extensive rail system to transport goods up and down the river?


I know you're being somewhat sarcastic, but aside from the fact we don't have a very good north-south rail network (hell, east to west isn't near what it used to be), you can get about 15 rail cars worth of grain into one barge. Each barge tow is anywhere from 15 to 25 barges...that's between 2 and 4 unit trains worth of grain.
 
2012-12-17 11:55:34 AM

Slaves2Darkness: duffblue: Why can't they just use our extensive rail system to transport goods up and down the river?

Hard to build a rail road on the water, but hey why the fark not?


He meant "whale system"

/must be Chinese
 
2012-12-17 11:55:55 AM

BizarreMan: What about the massive flooding a year and a half ago?


In weather, extremes are bad period. And Climage change is bringing on the extremes.Too much water all at once, or too little over extended time. Both are equally bad and on the rise.

Seeking Alpha
 
2012-12-17 11:56:29 AM

Felgraf: It's gonna take crap like this to get peopl to take climate change seriously, isn't it?


Apparently so. I do wonder how many people who are getting screwed by this were calling it a conspiracy a few years ago.
 
2012-12-17 11:56:30 AM

HighZoolander: What's Obama supposed to do about it? A rain dance?


I wondered the same thing.
 
2012-12-17 11:57:11 AM
FTFA: "The worst drought in half a century has brought water levels in the Mississippi close to historic lows and could shut down all shipping in a matter of weeks-unless Barack Obama takes extraordinary measures."

Huh? Can someone please explain to me what the President can do to remediate this?
 
2012-12-17 11:57:25 AM
"All the ingredients for us getting to an all-time record low are certainly in place," said Mark Fuchs

For Fuchs sake people, this is serious!
 
2012-12-17 11:57:25 AM
waterways.arkansas.gov
 
2012-12-17 11:57:37 AM
Forget the pipeline project, let shipping commence on a river of oil!
 
2012-12-17 11:57:51 AM

Felgraf: It's gonna take crap like this to get peopl to take climate change seriously, isn't it?


QFT
 
2012-12-17 11:58:04 AM
How do you propose we put god back into a river? I've heard tell the J-Man and water don't mix...

// he's either walking on it, or making ethanol of it
 
2012-12-17 11:58:08 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: HighZoolander: What's Obama supposed to do about it? A rain dance?

I wondered the same thing.


Go visit Kenya.
Tell me if their rain dances work.
 
2012-12-17 11:58:30 AM

buzzcut73: duffblue: Why can't they just use our extensive rail system to transport goods up and down the river?

I know you're being somewhat sarcastic, but aside from the fact we don't have a very good north-south rail network (hell, east to west isn't near what it used to be), you can get about 15 rail cars worth of grain into one barge. Each barge tow is anywhere from 15 to 25 barges...that's between 2 and 4 unit trains worth of grain.


What is that in kilometers though??
 
2012-12-17 11:59:40 AM

Felgraf: It's gonna take crap like this to get peopl to take climate change seriously, isn't it?


I am not a denier but how can you attribute this to climate change? Did you even see the graph in the article? Was it global climate change that caused it to get lower than this in '54 and '56?
 
2012-12-17 11:59:43 AM

Pinner: Forget the pipeline project, let shipping commence on a river of oil!


if we fill the rivers with gasoline these tankers won't need a gas tank

just a scoop or a hose or something
 
2012-12-17 12:00:23 PM

Headso: waterways.arkansas.gov


What if you have 16 tons? Then what do you get?
 
2012-12-17 12:00:31 PM

Grapple: buzzcut73: duffblue: Why can't they just use our extensive rail system to transport goods up and down the river?

I know you're being somewhat sarcastic, but aside from the fact we don't have a very good north-south rail network (hell, east to west isn't near what it used to be), you can get about 15 rail cars worth of grain into one barge. Each barge tow is anywhere from 15 to 25 barges...that's between 2 and 4 unit trains worth of grain.

What is that in kilometers though??


4.3 Rhode Islands.
 
2012-12-17 12:01:17 PM

vudukungfu: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: HighZoolander: What's Obama supposed to do about it? A rain dance?

I wondered the same thing.

Go visit Kenya.
Tell me if their rain dances work.


They do, but you might have to dance for a really long time.
 
2012-12-17 12:01:26 PM

sprawl15: Pinner: Forget the pipeline project, let shipping commence on a river of oil!

if we fill the rivers with gasoline these tankers won't need a gas tank

just a scoop or a hose or something


diesel oil is less dense than water, therefore the tankers would need an even deeper river and furthermore,
 
2012-12-17 12:02:03 PM

Felgraf: It's gonna take crap like this to get peopl to take climate change seriously, isn't it?


I don't think so. The right-wing will continue to blame these problems on 'lack of faith' and 'god testing us' until massive amounts of them die off and whoever is left is able to sustain themselves on whatever resources were left over.
 
2012-12-17 12:02:14 PM

Jackson Herring: sprawl15: Pinner: Forget the pipeline project, let shipping commence on a river of oil!

if we fill the rivers with gasoline these tankers won't need a gas tank

just a scoop or a hose or something

diesel oil is less dense than water, therefore the tankers would need an even deeper river and furthermore,


it should be diesel all the way down
 
2012-12-17 12:03:53 PM

natewill: FTFA: "The worst drought in half a century has brought water levels in the Mississippi close to historic lows and could shut down all shipping in a matter of weeks-unless Barack Obama takes extraordinary measures."

Huh? Can someone please explain to me what the President can do to remediate this?


He just needs to fire up the ol' time machine.
 
2012-12-17 12:03:58 PM

jst3p: Felgraf: It's gonna take crap like this to get peopl to take climate change seriously, isn't it?

I am not a denier but how can you attribute this to climate change? Did you even see the graph in the article? Was it global climate change that caused it to get lower than this in '54 and '56?


Let me rephrase that, because you're right: Weather is not Climate Change, and it's bad to take single events and say it proves or disproves climate change.

It's going to take crap like this becoming *More Frequent* to get people to take climate change seriously, isn't it?
 
2012-12-17 12:05:13 PM

BigLuca: Maybe he forgot his name

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 650x366]


that's a win
 
2012-12-17 12:06:55 PM
A country boy can survive.
 
2012-12-17 12:07:39 PM

BizarreMan: What about the massive flooding a year and a half ago?


You do know how a river watershed works, right? What happened two years ago has no meaning today.
 
2012-12-17 12:07:55 PM

natewill: FTFA: "The worst drought in half a century has brought water levels in the Mississippi close to historic lows and could shut down all shipping in a matter of weeks-unless Barack Obama takes extraordinary measures."

Huh? Can someone please explain to me what the President can do to remediate this?


Why, smite the rock with his staff and call forth the water, of course.
 
2012-12-17 12:08:13 PM

Felgraf: jst3p: Felgraf: It's gonna take crap like this to get peopl to take climate change seriously, isn't it?

I am not a denier but how can you attribute this to climate change? Did you even see the graph in the article? Was it global climate change that caused it to get lower than this in '54 and '56?

Let me rephrase that, because you're right: Weather is not Climate Change, and it's bad to take single events and say it proves or disproves climate change.

It's going to take crap like this becoming *More Frequent* to get people to take climate change seriously, isn't it?


There is a segment of the population that despite hundreds of years of scientific evidence still think the earth is six thousand years old. Those people will never take climate change seriously. Trust me, never. If it is your hope that they will be convinced I suggest you give up on them and put that mental energy into more worthwhile projects.
 
2012-12-17 12:08:26 PM

BizarreMan: What about the massive flooding a year and a half ago?


Went to the ocean and didn't come back.

droughtmonitor.unl.edu

/the real shipping problems are only from Illinois northward so the relatively wet Ohio and Tennessee Valleys don't help there
 
2012-12-17 12:08:48 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Headso: waterways.arkansas.gov

What if you have 16 tons? Then what do you get?


Another day older and deeper in debt.
 
2012-12-17 12:08:49 PM

natewill: FTFA: "The worst drought in half a century has brought water levels in the Mississippi close to historic lows and could shut down all shipping in a matter of weeks-unless Barack Obama takes extraordinary measures."

Huh? Can someone please explain to me what the President can do to remediate this?


Some of the water that would flow into the Mississippi via other rivers (Missouri, etc) is impounded into man-made reservoirs. Obama could order the Army Corps of Engineers to release some of that water so it'll flow downstream into the Mississippi.
 
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