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(Huffington Post)   Noah's Ark survives Colorado flooding, presumably with two strains of every type of marijuana   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
    More: Amusing, Noah's Ark, Colorado, Estes Park, Larimer County, Rocky Mountain National Park, floods, flash floods, Colorado National Guard  
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2013-09-18 09:38:21 AM  
One thing that has surprised me.  I haven't read anywhere (not that I've actually gone looking, so there's that), but I'm sort of surprised that we've had no greenlight on some article screaming god is punishing the fine residents of Colorado for legalizing the evil marijuana.  Fires, Floods, Landslides add in some frogs and.....you know the drill.
 
2013-09-18 09:42:23 AM  
Marijuana has two sexes, you know. no need to talk about strains
 
2013-09-18 09:43:31 AM  
They should throw the strain out I'm smoking, it's dirt.

Note to self -- no more dirt weed
 
2013-09-18 09:45:15 AM  
with the realization that rebuilding their lives will take months

With the two main roads into Estes Park taken out and with pretty much everything on Highway 34 washed away, it's going to be longer than that.  I'm hearing a few years to rebuild 34.

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http://999thepoint.com/colorado-flood-washes-out-highway-34-pictures /
 
2013-09-18 09:45:47 AM  
Article with headline about ark but has only one paragraph at end about it. Crap article looking for attention with rehashed info.
 
2013-09-18 09:49:06 AM  
My guess is subby is not a stoner.
 
2013-09-18 09:50:40 AM  
Doesn't a Farker own that place?

Hope you kids in Estes are doing well as can be expected. We stayed reasonably dry down here. Took in a flooded out telecommuter and his cat from Boulder. The commute is a biatch.

sigh
 
2013-09-18 10:09:02 AM  

zobear: Doesn't a Farker own that place?

Hope you kids in Estes are doing well as can be expected. We stayed reasonably dry down here. Took in a flooded out telecommuter and his cat from Boulder. The commute is a biatch.

sigh


Cat-like typing must be preserved at all costs!
 
2013-09-18 10:17:37 AM  
jesuslovesyou.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com

Riiiiiiiight. What's a cubit?
 
2013-09-18 11:01:44 AM  
The area my house is in was practically an island nation while the water was flowing. All roads were out. That said we're high enough that I figured I was good for another month of rain before any real issues and then mostly supplies. If you live in the mountains, live high in the mountains. Less to fall/slide/wash down over you. A number of the mountain communities are in same boat as Estes Park because the roads naturally became water pathways.
 
2013-09-18 11:19:34 AM  
HYGIENE, Colo.

I lol'd.

/seriously though, stay dry and god speed, Coloradans.
 
2013-09-18 11:39:42 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: [jesuslovesyou.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com image 282x217]

Riiiiiiiight. What's a cubit?


Classically speaking a Cubit is described as "The distance between the tip of the middle finger and the point of the elbow of a adult man" .
 
2013-09-18 11:47:43 AM  
They didn't use real gopher wood.  Ironically, apparently Noah forgot to bring any gopher tree seed on the ark.
 
2013-09-18 12:26:00 PM  
From Noah's cellphone:

Memo to self:  build Ark on mountain top. Use local shiattim wood.
 
2013-09-18 12:36:43 PM  

davemchine: Article with headline about ark but has only one paragraph at end about it. Crap article looking for attention with rehashed info.



My thoughts exactly.  what a stupid article.
 
2013-09-18 12:40:03 PM  
By the by, if the Flood covered the whole surface of the Earth, why didn't God get a Tibetan to build the ark? or at least tell Noah to get his brown ass to the mountains where the pine trees grew?

I've got a million of them.

For example, if Australian koalas eat only the leaves of the Australian eucalyptus tree and are slow and vulnerable on the ground, and if, seeing as they are unclean, there was only one pair of them, did a eucalyptus forest once cover the slopes of Mount Ararat and reach across Asia, Indonesia and the deep gulf separating Australia from the nearest island on the path through Indonesia, thus allowing the koala to migrate from Mount Ararat, half way around the world, without the first bear, dog, lion, tiger, wolf or marsupial tiger to come along eating the one and only male or female koala in the world?

And where is this forest? Where is the fossil pollen from the trillions of trees? where is the land bridge connecting Asia to Australia? why is the fauna and flora of Australia unique? why are the world's large flightless birds to be found in the Southern hemisphere only, at the tips of South America, South Africa, Madagascar, several islands on the African coast, Australia, and New Zealand, not to mention fossils in Antarctica?

Doesn't this suggest that these places were once joined (as evidenced by the geological and palaeontological record)?

Could these facts be better explained by science than religion?

Pollen is nearly indestructible. Eucalyptus trees and the koalas that eat their leaves are indigenous to Australia and only Australia. Large flightless birds are one of many pieces of evidence for tectonic theory and continental drift, seeing as they could not have flown across large bodies of water or even walked across land bridges between the various places where they live now or went extinct not long ago.

The elephant bird, for example was enormous and found on islands that could never have been joined by land bridges to the continent. They can only have evolved where they were and it can only have taken a very long time for where they were to become separated from the mainland of Africa, where their closest living relatives now live. The same is true of rheas, ostriches, emus, moas and their extinct relations in Antarctica and many other places.

Occam's Razor makes short work of Noah's beard, let alone his Ark.
 
2013-09-18 12:52:16 PM  

davemchine: Article with headline about ark but has only one paragraph at end about it. Crap article looking for attention with rehashed info.


Was it just me, or did the article repeat itself at least once?

And why "Amusing", subby? That was long, tedious and depressing and except for the headline, not at all funny.

/and me having already read my funnies...
 
2013-09-18 01:02:37 PM  

brantgoose: By the by, if the Flood covered the whole surface of the Earth, why didn't God get a Tibetan to build the ark? or at least tell Noah to get his brown ass to the mountains where the pine trees grew?

I've got a million of them.

For example, if Australian koalas eat only the leaves of the Australian eucalyptus tree and are slow and vulnerable on the ground, and if, seeing as they are unclean, there was only one pair of them, did a eucalyptus forest once cover the slopes of Mount Ararat and reach across Asia, Indonesia and the deep gulf separating Australia from the nearest island on the path through Indonesia, thus allowing the koala to migrate from Mount Ararat, half way around the world, without the first bear, dog, lion, tiger, wolf or marsupial tiger to come along eating the one and only male or female koala in the world?

And where is this forest? Where is the fossil pollen from the trillions of trees? where is the land bridge connecting Asia to Australia? why is the fauna and flora of Australia unique? why are the world's large flightless birds to be found in the Southern hemisphere only, at the tips of South America, South Africa, Madagascar, several islands on the African coast, Australia, and New Zealand, not to mention fossils in Antarctica?

Doesn't this suggest that these places were once joined (as evidenced by the geological and palaeontological record)?

Could these facts be better explained by science than religion?

Pollen is nearly indestructible. Eucalyptus trees and the koalas that eat their leaves are indigenous to Australia and only Australia. Large flightless birds are one of many pieces of evidence for tectonic theory and continental drift, seeing as they could not have flown across large bodies of water or even walked across land bridges between the various places where they live now or went extinct not long ago.

The elephant bird, for example was enormous and found on islands that could never have been joined by land bridges to the continen ...


That was interesting, paleontology and geology are two of the most fascinating things I like to study.

As far as Biblical accounts go,

1) The stories they're based on are tens of thousands of years old
2) They are included more for the messages they convey; they're parables

Given those two, a man and his family in a large, yet relatively isolated geographic area, could have been on a large boat with goods and lifestock, been caught in a sudden, massive flood, drifted for a number of days, lost contact and were stranded somewhere long enough that they could have easily thought they were the last people on Earth, only reestablishing contact weeks, months or years later.

When they did, they had one hell of a story to tell, one worth retelling over and over, spreading throughout every then-active civilization, passed down through generations and being inscribed on tablets (the Epic of Gilgamesh) and incorporated as a very compelling story of faith in religions (Abrahamic religions)

There's a scientifically plausible explanation for everything.. and if someone truly needs the structure which a faith provides without its object lessons leading them to foolishness and ignorance, more power to them.

There's no need for hate..
 
2013-09-18 01:14:20 PM  

Xlr8urfark: HYGIENE, Colo.

I lol'd.

/seriously though, stay dry and god speed, Coloradans.


I drive through Hygiene every day on my way to work so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-09-18 01:24:54 PM  
Great the fundies will never let us hear the end of this.
 
kth
2013-09-18 08:00:00 PM  

zobear: Doesn't a Farker own that place?

Hope you kids in Estes are doing well as can be expected. We stayed reasonably dry down here. Took in a flooded out telecommuter and his cat from Boulder. The commute is a biatch.

sigh


I think it's the scooter store across the street, if we're thinking of the same person.

My parents' house is about three blocks away from the ark, but uphill. They are headed out there next week to make sure all is well, since they've opened Highway 7 to everyone. While they're technically residents; they don't have to be there, so they figured they'd stay away until things calmed down.
 
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