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2014-01-21 10:09:27 AM  
Ah bah, meant Western Europe doesn't have much of a history of lumbering, was Russia that's like the sixth.

The USA is the biggest exporter though so food for thought anyhow.
 
2014-01-21 10:10:15 AM  
Growing up we had neighbors that had a yard full of trees. They cut down most of them or just hacked up big chunks of them for no rhyme or reason. Their yard ended up looking like shiat and the one tree they should have torn down this 60-80 ft pine tree. During huge wind storms my brother and I would sit at our bedroom window and watch this tree sway. We always thought it would fall down, but I was just there a few months ago and it was still there.
 
2014-01-21 10:22:44 AM  

walkingtall: bikkurikun: But then again I am living in Europe where indeed there are laws against these kind of things; you can't just cut down trees on your land unless there is a valid reason for it, just as you can't built what you want if other people have to look at it too, and you can't alter historical buildings without permission. I think those perfectly sane rules aimed at preserving the community in the long term as that it is deemed far more important than the individual needs, whether you own the property or not.

And that is why you guys suck I don't care what the liberals keep trying to shove down our throats. The European Union is a joke and every damn country except Germany is a mess. You don't take away propertry rights without a good reason and have freedom. They aren't compatible.


Yeah, fark the future I only care about now.
 
2014-01-21 10:26:21 AM  
Its his property, Dinkus. He can do what he wants. You're just a busybody. You care about trees and the environment? Plant some somewhere. This is such a petty, stupid thing to get pissed off about.

I remember when I was a little kid the neighbors cut down a really nice apple tree dropped apples that the kids would eat because the neighbors never gathered them and they would rot. So the neighborhood kids would eat a few.

My reaction? "Damn, that's too bad. Oh well."

/dyed in the wool tree hugging liberal, for the record
 
2014-01-21 10:28:20 AM  
http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-top-ten/countries-with-most-timber-p r oducing-countries.html

http://whatwood.ru/english/global-trends-review-may-27-june-02-2013- to p-20-softwood-lumber-producers-in-europe-sawlog-and-pulpwood-price-tre nds-in-q1/

http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/selective-cuttings/44

I was feeling a bit stupid posting my thoughts without having read much on the subject recently, so I thought might be worth reading more about this. Apparently Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Sweden are major exporters (relatively speaking) versus much the rest of western Europe seeming to be minor players.

But still seems likely that if you were throwing a dart at a map of Western Europe that you'd hit a place where people weren't that into the lumber industry.
 
2014-01-21 10:59:18 AM  
If a tree doesn't stay green all year or doesn't do something useful like grow fruit, then cut that mofo down.

/Pacific Northwest
//They don't call this the Evergreen State for nothing
///Yay slashies
 
2014-01-21 11:09:56 AM  
I'll bet if they were gum trees and they were dropping shiat in his yard, he wouldn't biatch would he?
 
2014-01-21 11:16:36 AM  

Demiglace: Do you have something against Bernese mountain dogs? Why single them out as though they're bad?


No, they're adorable. However, the poor things are the new "designer" dog. A few years ago, it was boutique mixed breeds, Cockapoos and Labradoodles etc. And, in a few years from now, the shelters will be filled with these things, because people who buy a pet because it's fashionable are literally worse than Hitler.
 
2014-01-21 11:28:59 AM  

WTFDYW: bikkurikun: Benevolent Misanthrope: And if you read to the very end, you learn that he's a renter.  He has no investment it the neighborhood.  He's just another entitled little shiat who thinks the world exists to suit him.

What an asshole.


A renter has no investment in the neighbourhood? WTF does property ownership have to do with investment in the neighbourhood? If he invests his time in trying to make the neighbourhood better he invests in it. A renter who spends time volunteering or being politically active has far more investment in a neighbourhood than someone who owns property but doesn't give a fark. Whether he is right or wrong, he obviously cares for how the neighbourhood is looking, so he invests in it.

I don't get the property ownership fetish. Even if you own property, unless you are in the middle of nowhere, you still live in a community and the long terms needs of the community are more important than the individual short-term whims of a property owner.

But then again I am living in Europe where indeed there are laws against these kind of things; you can't just cut down trees on your land unless there is a valid reason for it, just as you can't built what you want if other people have to look at it too, and you can't alter historical buildings without permission. I think those perfectly sane rules aimed at preserving the community in the long term as that it is deemed far more important than the individual needs, whether you own the property or not.

Stay the fark right where you are at then. There's enough dipshiats already here that think we should live under the same rules and standards the Europeans do. Why the fark do you think our ancestors left there and came here?

/enjoy your lack of property rights


"Derp derp derp dadgum Yoo-ro-peen soshalizm it's all mine me me me me mine not yours no community just me me me mine derp derp derp derp all mine fark everybody else me me me derp."
 
2014-01-21 11:49:04 AM  

Harry_Seldon: mikaloyd: Trees also are not immortal or permanent.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x549]


oldgrowthredwoodlumber.com

carbon sequestering at it's finest
/trees are the answer
/wood is good
 
2014-01-21 11:51:41 AM  
A garden variety Libertarian folks.

"Do whatever you like, as long as I approve. If I don't approve, you can't do it, even on your own property."
 
2014-01-21 11:55:01 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Keep in mind when bashing HOAs: This is why some people like HOAs.


No, people like this were the ones that created HOAs.
 
2014-01-21 12:01:06 PM  
My neighbor biatched at me for cutting down a tree in my front yard. Apparently it shaded her house and now she had to buy an air conditioner. I told her it sounded like she'd bought the wrong house.
 
2014-01-21 12:04:45 PM  
the author be cray cray loco!
 
2014-01-21 12:05:23 PM  

six-n-tombstone: This D*bag sounds like he is related to my neighbor; the guy got all pissed off when I moved in and tore down an old shed that was in my backyard. The thing was an eyesore but he moaned and groaned about not having privacy on his own deck and how I ruined his quite time. I let him know the shed didn't block the smell of pot which wafted from the direction of his deck. The shed being gone also prevented him from using my property as a cut through because without it he could be seen jumping the fence after stealing something from another neighbors yard.

The D*bag in the article is a renter, if having no trees to look at offends him soooooo much then he can move out at the end of his lease and go live in the woods. He has no permanent


Brainsick: You think that's bad? My asshole neighbor (who moved in AFTER I was already here) tore down a historic shed in his backyard. When I complained that now he could see me in the altogether, he called me a stoner and suggested I was stealing from other neighbors! What a douche...



Okay, I had to laff.
 
2014-01-21 12:10:57 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-21 12:15:13 PM  
But then again I am living in Europe ...

Then shut the hell up.
 
2014-01-21 01:35:48 PM  

what_now: So. This is my town. I've lived here since 2002, and bought a postage stamp condo in the "gentrifying" section of town in August.

Somerville, MA is the most densely populated city in New England. We invented Fluff and the necco waver. The first American Flag was flown in Somerville. We have the oldest co-ed public high school in the US.

It's not all good. Somerville is a weird place, going through a bit of an identity crisis. Whitey Bulger, a gangster, killed a bunch of people in my new "gentrifying" neighborhood, and the income disparity is off the charts. DINKS like us can afford to spend several hundred thousand dollars on 700sq feet, but we still have a very high free and reduced lunch* program in the public schools. What was once a very blue collar, working class town has turned partly into a very, very hip, expensive, young area.

The neighborhood this douche lives in - Davis Sq- has some of the highest rents in Massachusetts- and they live side by side with people who have owned their house for generations, and are confused with by the boutique humus shop and all the farking froyo joints.

Anyway, I just want to say that while Davis Sq can be more insufferable than Berkeley, I love this town. This guy? He's a dick. But very very soon, he will meet some pretentious young girl, they'll buy a Bernese Mountain Dog, scrape the Elizabeth Warren sticker off the Prius and move to the a planned community in Hingham.

And good riddance.

*organic, high protein low gluten lunches. Some of the best in the country.


Somerville is pretty awesome (I lived there for 10 years and just moved to Cambridge).  But nobody's living there for the trees.
 
2014-01-21 01:47:26 PM  

ArkAngel: Is it crazy or un-American to suggest that, at a certain point, a tree is no longer one person's private property per se, and belongs to the community?

Yes.


Agreed. There has to be a line drawn somewhere - we've eroded the concept of personal property ownership a great deal, and his question needs to be firmly, and conclusively, answered with "yes," within the remaining scope allowed to us.

State and local governments have sold the rights to the minerals, oil, and water under my land, without even so much as a nod. The government has determined that I have little control of the air above my land, because of their need for authoritarianism. Even with the resources I am allowed to own on my land, I may not have full control over them depending on the various environmental and social regulations that are in place. The remaining scope of ownership is paltry, and so it needs to be vigorously defended from douchebags like this guy, who believes that he, not you, gets to tell you what to do and how to do it on your own land.
 
2014-01-21 01:51:28 PM  

fluffy2097: A garden variety Libertarian folks.

"Do whatever you like, as long as I approve. If I don't approve, you can't do it, even on your own property."


Bingo. It's the combination of entitlement ("I think I should get what I want, when I want it") and self-centeredness ("I think my needs take precedence over the needs of others") that's taken hold lately.
 
2014-01-21 01:56:52 PM  

Oldiron_79: Mr T would not approve of this foo bloggers jiba jabber


chicago.curbed.com

For those who are unfamiliar with Mr T's tree-felling shenanigans:  http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/06/22/revisiting-mr-ts-1987-l a ke-forest-chainsaw-massacre.php
 
2014-01-21 02:29:49 PM  

Shorelinefarker: If a tree doesn't stay green all year or doesn't do something useful like grow fruit, then cut that mofo down.

/Pacific Northwest
//They don't call this the Evergreen State for nothing
///Yay slashies


Um, some of us kind of like oxygen...
 
2014-01-21 02:33:09 PM  

menschenfresser: WTFDYW: bikkurikun: Benevolent Misanthrope: And if you read to the very end, you learn that he's a renter.  He has no investment it the neighborhood.  He's just another entitled little shiat who thinks the world exists to suit him.

What an asshole.


A renter has no investment in the neighbourhood? WTF does property ownership have to do with investment in the neighbourhood? If he invests his time in trying to make the neighbourhood better he invests in it. A renter who spends time volunteering or being politically active has far more investment in a neighbourhood than someone who owns property but doesn't give a fark. Whether he is right or wrong, he obviously cares for how the neighbourhood is looking, so he invests in it.

I don't get the property ownership fetish. Even if you own property, unless you are in the middle of nowhere, you still live in a community and the long terms needs of the community are more important than the individual short-term whims of a property owner.

But then again I am living in Europe where indeed there are laws against these kind of things; you can't just cut down trees on your land unless there is a valid reason for it, just as you can't built what you want if other people have to look at it too, and you can't alter historical buildings without permission. I think those perfectly sane rules aimed at preserving the community in the long term as that it is deemed far more important than the individual needs, whether you own the property or not.

Stay the fark right where you are at then. There's enough dipshiats already here that think we should live under the same rules and standards the Europeans do. Why the fark do you think our ancestors left there and came here?

/enjoy your lack of property rights

"Derp derp derp dadgum Yoo-ro-peen soshalizm it's all mine me me me me mine not yours no community just me me me mine derp derp derp derp all mine fark everybody else me me me derp."


Why don't you move your ass over across the pond if that's the life you think is a farking utopia? I swear, some people are so goddamned dumb their ears rub.
 
2014-01-21 02:36:06 PM  
Background music:  http://youtu.be/UWHEcIbhDiw

♫  There is unrest in the suburbs
There is trouble with the trees
For the neighbors want more sunlight
And this blogger is displeased

The problem with the neighbors
And their pesky owners' rights
Is that the trees are just too messy
And they grab up all the light
But this guy can't help his feelings
He explains in his tirade
As he wonders why the neighbors
Can't be happy in their shade

There is trouble in the suburbs
And the blogger posts a thread
As he screams about "OPPRESSION!"
And the neighbors shake their heads

So the journalist's delusion
That he'll win this stupid fight
"My neighbors are just douchebags!"
"They can't exercise their rights!"
So he filed a public grievance
With the local government
But it turns out he's a renter
So shut up... and... get bent! ♫
 
2014-01-21 02:47:15 PM  
Grow your own damn tree in your own damn yard. Then not cut it down when ever you feel like.
 
2014-01-21 02:56:25 PM  

OnlyM3: Lsherm: He actually had a good column on Salon for years: "Ask the Pilot." But he would occasionally stray into political discussions and they always ended up like this. He's a good pilot and a good writer when he's talking about planes, but he has some moonbat theories...
See also "Bad astronomer"
What he made his name with was great stuff. Today he's 90% derp.


If by "derp" you mean "science," then yeah, you're right.
 
2014-01-21 02:59:35 PM  

Lachwen: OnlyM3: Lsherm: He actually had a good column on Salon for years: "Ask the Pilot." But he would occasionally stray into political discussions and they always ended up like this. He's a good pilot and a good writer when he's talking about planes, but he has some moonbat theories...
See also "Bad astronomer"
What he made his name with was great stuff. Today he's 90% derp.

If by "derp" you mean "science," then yeah, you're right.


You mean that biatching because someone cut down their own tree is "science"? Wow. I learned something new about science today. Thanks, man.
 
2014-01-21 03:02:35 PM  
Are you the lorax?
then stfu.
 
2014-01-21 03:15:47 PM  

ferretman: The first thing this douche would do is sue the neighbor if the tree fell over and crushed his car and state that the tree was dangerous and should've been cut down long ago.


More specifically,  he might not sue when that happens, but  his insurance company is basically obligated to.
 
2014-01-21 03:41:35 PM  

WTFDYW: Lachwen: OnlyM3: Lsherm: He actually had a good column on Salon for years: "Ask the Pilot." But he would occasionally stray into political discussions and they always ended up like this. He's a good pilot and a good writer when he's talking about planes, but he has some moonbat theories...
See also "Bad astronomer"
What he made his name with was great stuff. Today he's 90% derp.

If by "derp" you mean "science," then yeah, you're right.

You mean that biatching because someone cut down their own tree is "science"? Wow. I learned something new about science today. Thanks, man.


I'm pretty sure Lachwen was talking about the Bad Astronomer there, not tree-boy from this article...
 
2014-01-21 03:43:34 PM  
Ok dick, your house ruins my natural views. Grab a tent or GTFO.
 
2014-01-21 03:47:26 PM  

Brainsick: mikaloyd: bikkurikun: No, it is the other way around. Freedom is for everyone, not just people rich enough to own property. Property ownership at most is for the duration of an individual's lifespan, and usually takes shorter as people sell and move. The community outlives the individual, and hence the needs of the community/society outweigh the needs of the individual regardless of what he owns. And you don't take away property rights, you limit them. Again because no one lives, and therefore owns property, until eternity.

Trees also are not immortal or permanent.

[www.destination360.com image 415x332]
No, but they come closer than we have...


/blogger is a douche, so are people who think that 'owning' a house means they can do whatever they want on the property
//9/10ths of you, I'm sure a bank actually owns whatever you are claiming is 'yours'
///renter


I planted 2 Sequoyas in my back yard. In a few hundred years it'll freak out the neighbors.

Right now they are just over 6 and 10 feet.
 
2014-01-21 03:52:59 PM  

RobSeace: WTFDYW: Lachwen: OnlyM3: Lsherm: He actually had a good column on Salon for years: "Ask the Pilot." But he would occasionally stray into political discussions and they always ended up like this. He's a good pilot and a good writer when he's talking about planes, but he has some moonbat theories...
See also "Bad astronomer"
What he made his name with was great stuff. Today he's 90% derp.

If by "derp" you mean "science," then yeah, you're right.

You mean that biatching because someone cut down their own tree is "science"? Wow. I learned something new about science today. Thanks, man.

I'm pretty sure Lachwen was talking about the Bad Astronomer there, not tree-boy from this article...


I see
 
2014-01-21 03:54:03 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Brainsick: mikaloyd: bikkurikun: No, it is the other way around. Freedom is for everyone, not just people rich enough to own property. Property ownership at most is for the duration of an individual's lifespan, and usually takes shorter as people sell and move. The community outlives the individual, and hence the needs of the community/society outweigh the needs of the individual regardless of what he owns. And you don't take away property rights, you limit them. Again because no one lives, and therefore owns property, until eternity.

Trees also are not immortal or permanent.

[www.destination360.com image 415x332]
No, but they come closer than we have...


/blogger is a douche, so are people who think that 'owning' a house means they can do whatever they want on the property
//9/10ths of you, I'm sure a bank actually owns whatever you are claiming is 'yours'
///renter

I planted 2 Sequoyas in my back yard. In a few hundred years it'll freak out the neighbors.

Right now they are just over 6 and 10 feet.


How long ago did you plant them?
 
2014-01-21 04:06:53 PM  

WTFDYW: ReverendJynxed: Brainsick: mikaloyd: bikkurikun: No, it is the other way around. Freedom is for everyone, not just people rich enough to own property. Property ownership at most is for the duration of an individual's lifespan, and usually takes shorter as people sell and move. The community outlives the individual, and hence the needs of the community/society outweigh the needs of the individual regardless of what he owns. And you don't take away property rights, you limit them. Again because no one lives, and therefore owns property, until eternity.

Trees also are not immortal or permanent.

[www.destination360.com image 415x332]
No, but they come closer than we have...


/blogger is a douche, so are people who think that 'owning' a house means they can do whatever they want on the property
//9/10ths of you, I'm sure a bank actually owns whatever you are claiming is 'yours'
///renter

I planted 2 Sequoyas in my back yard. In a few hundred years it'll freak out the neighbors.

Right now they are just over 6 and 10 feet.

How long ago did you plant them?


They were growing in a bucket for about 5 years before planting them in the ground about 5 years ago. So about 10 years old. They have been picking up speed in the last couple of years being happy about getting out of the bucket. I'd say about 5 feet of growth in the last year and a half.

Considering how root bound the bucket made them, I wasn't sure if they would work out but they recovered and are taking off.
 
2014-01-21 04:12:15 PM  

ReverendJynxed: WTFDYW: ReverendJynxed: Brainsick: mikaloyd: bikkurikun: No, it is the other way around. Freedom is for everyone, not just people rich enough to own property. Property ownership at most is for the duration of an individual's lifespan, and usually takes shorter as people sell and move. The community outlives the individual, and hence the needs of the community/society outweigh the needs of the individual regardless of what he owns. And you don't take away property rights, you limit them. Again because no one lives, and therefore owns property, until eternity.

Trees also are not immortal or permanent.

[www.destination360.com image 415x332]
No, but they come closer than we have...


/blogger is a douche, so are people who think that 'owning' a house means they can do whatever they want on the property
//9/10ths of you, I'm sure a bank actually owns whatever you are claiming is 'yours'
///renter

I planted 2 Sequoyas in my back yard. In a few hundred years it'll freak out the neighbors.

Right now they are just over 6 and 10 feet.

How long ago did you plant them?

They were growing in a bucket for about 5 years before planting them in the ground about 5 years ago. So about 10 years old. They have been picking up speed in the last couple of years being happy about getting out of the bucket. I'd say about 5 feet of growth in the last year and a half.

Considering how root bound the bucket made them, I wasn't sure if they would work out but they recovered and are taking off.


That would be awesome if I was young enough to watch them get tall and don't forget the pesky cold weather 4-6 months out of the year in Eastern Indiana.
 
2014-01-21 04:17:45 PM  

WTFDYW: ReverendJynxed: WTFDYW: ReverendJynxed: Brainsick: mikaloyd: bikkurikun: No, it is the other way around. Freedom is for everyone, not just people rich enough to own property. Property ownership at most is for the duration of an individual's lifespan, and usually takes shorter as people sell and move. The community outlives the individual, and hence the needs of the community/society outweigh the needs of the individual regardless of what he owns. And you don't take away property rights, you limit them. Again because no one lives, and therefore owns property, until eternity.

Trees also are not immortal or permanent.

[www.destination360.com image 415x332]
No, but they come closer than we have...


/blogger is a douche, so are people who think that 'owning' a house means they can do whatever they want on the property
//9/10ths of you, I'm sure a bank actually owns whatever you are claiming is 'yours'
///renter

I planted 2 Sequoyas in my back yard. In a few hundred years it'll freak out the neighbors.

Right now they are just over 6 and 10 feet.

How long ago did you plant them?

They were growing in a bucket for about 5 years before planting them in the ground about 5 years ago. So about 10 years old. They have been picking up speed in the last couple of years being happy about getting out of the bucket. I'd say about 5 feet of growth in the last year and a half.

Considering how root bound the bucket made them, I wasn't sure if they would work out but they recovered and are taking off.

That would be awesome if I was young enough to watch them get tall and don't forget the pesky cold weather 4-6 months out of the year in Eastern Indiana.


They are pretty cold tolerant. That was one of my fears being up in the PNW but thankfully it doesn't get that cold without them damn polar vortexes.
 
2014-01-21 05:37:55 PM  

Fafai: This is the best post. "Sure the bank technically owns the mortage, but I still pay for everything so you're dumb." You can't do just whatever with the property either. Removing trees, maybe. But planting trees? Building structures? Painting the house plaid? Letting the grass grow without ever cutting it? Parking YOUR car on YOUR front lawn? Good luck with that (without paying for some special permit that says yes you are allowed to do this with your own stuff).


I moved to a town in New Hampshire, I can do all of the above, nobody says boo.

/ But if I add a deck, well on that I concede, town makes me pull a $30 permit if I want to build a deck.
// So much for live free.
 
2014-01-21 06:48:59 PM  

joshiz: One of the commenters had it exactly right. I don't like when trees are cut down either but to quote: "If you don't like what your neighbors are doing with their trees, move."

If you want to get into a philosophical discussion about the nature of property ownership, take things back to when the land was in its pristine state before anyone owned it and those trees were most likely not even there.

Flip the whole thing around and suppose you wanted nice shade for your driveway but the only place to plant a tree would be on a neighbor's property. They have no obligation to do so, no matter how nice it would be for the "community".


My neighbors were clever. Before I bought my house, my neighbors asked the previous owners if they could plant two trees on their/my property. The previous owner said "Sure, whatever" and now I have one surviving tree on my lawn that I didn't plant. (But I like it, I'm just saying that's a sneaky way to get a shade tree on your neighbours lawn)
 
2014-01-21 06:50:59 PM  

DrBenway: Follow-up note from the author:
Comments to this story seem to be harping on the fact that I'm a renter and not an owner; that neither property involved in this story belongs to me. I fail to see how or why that matters in the greater context of my argument. It feels to me like a loophole-ish way of invalidating my points. - PS

Stop typing, jackass. Maybe it sucks that the trees were cut down, but beyond saying as much, it's not your call as to what does or doesn't happen to them.


I read that and literally laughed out loud.  This guy breaks the douche-o-meter.
 
2014-01-21 07:41:51 PM  

ReverendJynxed: WTFDYW: ReverendJynxed: WTFDYW: ReverendJynxed: Brainsick: mikaloyd: bikkurikun: No, it is the other way around. Freedom is for everyone, not just people rich enough to own property. Property ownership at most is for the duration of an individual's lifespan, and usually takes shorter as people sell and move. The community outlives the individual, and hence the needs of the community/society outweigh the needs of the individual regardless of what he owns. And you don't take away property rights, you limit them. Again because no one lives, and therefore owns property, until eternity.

Trees also are not immortal or permanent.

[www.destination360.com image 415x332]
No, but they come closer than we have...


/blogger is a douche, so are people who think that 'owning' a house means they can do whatever they want on the property
//9/10ths of you, I'm sure a bank actually owns whatever you are claiming is 'yours'
///renter

I planted 2 Sequoyas in my back yard. In a few hundred years it'll freak out the neighbors.

Right now they are just over 6 and 10 feet.

How long ago did you plant them?

They were growing in a bucket for about 5 years before planting them in the ground about 5 years ago. So about 10 years old. They have been picking up speed in the last couple of years being happy about getting out of the bucket. I'd say about 5 feet of growth in the last year and a half.

Considering how root bound the bucket made them, I wasn't sure if they would work out but they recovered and are taking off.

That would be awesome if I was young enough to watch them get tall and don't forget the pesky cold weather 4-6 months out of the year in Eastern Indiana.

They are pretty cold tolerant. That was one of my fears being up in the PNW but thankfully it doesn't get that cold without them damn polar vortexes.


We will be sub zero for a couple of nights with more ahead next week. They would die off if they were 100 years old. Our weather goes back and forth too far.
 
2014-01-22 01:14:31 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: OnlyM3: Lsherm: He actually had a good column on Salon for years: "Ask the Pilot." But he would occasionally stray into political discussions and they always ended up like this. He's a good pilot and a good writer when he's talking about planes, but he has some moonbat theories...
See also "Bad astronomer"
What he made his name with was great stuff. Today he's 90% derp.

Wow, never seen anyone rag on Bad Astronomer. What's your blog address?


He's probably just butthurt because Phil Plait said something true about conservative farktards.
 
2014-01-22 04:53:08 AM  

WTFDYW: Lachwen: OnlyM3: Lsherm: He actually had a good column on Salon for years: "Ask the Pilot." But he would occasionally stray into political discussions and they always ended up like this. He's a good pilot and a good writer when he's talking about planes, but he has some moonbat theories...
See also "Bad astronomer"
What he made his name with was great stuff. Today he's 90% derp.

If by "derp" you mean "science," then yeah, you're right.

You mean that biatching because someone cut down their own tree is "science"? Wow. I learned something new about science today. Thanks, man.


Try reading the whole post again, and not just the first and last sentences.
 
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