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STILL-DONT-BELIEVE ?

. . . . . . .IN CLIMATE CHANGE,THAT IS ^ ^ ^It's new years eve in Toronto,Yippee ! ^ ^ ^ and for the past 7 days it's been off and on raining and ocassionally sunny but NO SNOW ^ ^ ^ BUT THOSE DINASOURS AMONGST US STILL INSIST ITS NOT CLIMATE CHANGE BUT SOMETHING ELSE ^ ^ ^I'M A BELIEVER.

SIDE-EFFECTS

. . . . . .Some of the side effects of climate change are happening already ^ ^ ^ ^A lot of ski -ing places have still not opened for the season due to lack of snow ^ ^ ^This is happening all over the world ^ ^ ^causing unemployment for the staff at these ski resorts.^ ^ ^locally a hardware store has a very large supply of snow shovels on display in front of his store ^ ^ ^again,no snow to shovel ! ^ ^ ^ still again city of toronto (3 million) has not used its very large fleet of equipment for snow removal causing unemployment for all the workers.One more side effect of a very mild winter happened in usa today in the state of iowa,where the rivers and lakes normally freeze over,this year water has not turned to ice causing the bald eagles to not migrate to warmer climes.And still people say we dont have climate change.The evidence is overwhelming to the contrary.

TALK-RADIO

. . . . . .I JUST LISTENED TO A LOCAL TALK RADIO SHOW AND I CANT BELIEVE THE PROPAGANDA THAT THE HOST WAS PROMOTING ^^^THE SUBJECT MATTER WAS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE,IN PARTICULAR ABOUT A LARGE ICE FLOE THAT SEPERATED FROM ELLESMERE ISLAND IN THE ARCTIC.THE HOST WAS DISCREDITING ALL THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT MAN WAS RESPONSIBLE ,AND INSTEAD PEDDLED SOME CRAZY THEORIES ABOUT SOLAR FLARES.^ ^ ^ ^ It does not surprise me that he has this opinion since his radio station is generously financed by the commercials for the automobile industries,but it is sad to see the media being influenced by the almighty dollar,while completely disregarding the environment that his backers are destroying.

THINK -ABOUT- IT

. . . . .about climate change,that is.People often say about the weather,so what if the temperature goes up or down one or two degrees,big deal ! So they say.But it is a big deal,for example,today in Toronto,a few days before Christmas guess what ?it's raining,and it has been raining the past few days.If the temperature was 32 degrees fahrenheit or zero celsius,it would be a white snowy christmas.It's now 4 degrees C. so we have a green christmas.What a difference only one degree makes.

whatbgoodisablogif . . . .

. . . .Nobody reads it ^ ^ ^ ^I may try to put a counter on my site to see if anyone visits,it requires some effort to do.I have looked at many sites offering info on blog ranking but so far havent been able to change it much no matter how good the content is.I firmly believe the robotic nature of the search engines,and the sheer number of blogs makes it hard to make a dent in the blog popularity.

YOUR OPINION PLEASE

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Is this cfc light bulb a good invention ?In my opinion yes and no.As far as electric consumption it is really good using roughly 70% less electricity than a similar filament type bulb.But it is still expensive(3 times) plus sales tax,and it is even more difficult to recycle,since it is made out of several different materials namely metal socket,ceramic base,and a glass tube.

COMPACT FLOURESCENTS

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IN THIS CORNER IS A COMPACT FLOURESCENT LIGHT.IT HAS BEEN HAILED AS THE GREATEST INVENTION SINCE SLICED BREAD,BUT STILL THERE ARE A FEW GLITCHES TO IRON OUT. ^ ^ ^ IN THIS PICTURE IT IS RECESSED DEEP INTO THE CEILING I ASSUME TO ALLOW HEAT TO ESCAPE.^^^BUT BY RECESSING INTO THE CEILING ONLY THE CURLY TIP OF THE BULB IS VISIBLE,THEREBY CUTTING OFF THE LIGHT SOURCE SO THAT ONLY A FRACTION OF THE EMITTED LIGHT IS ALLOWED TO ESCAPE .KIND OF DEFEATING THE PURPOSE OF THE LIGHT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

DISAPPOINTED

. . .But not surprised that a friend was so misinformed about causes of climate change.I believe that this friend is typical of many people in this heavily industrial region(car makers)They prefer to deny that motor vehicles are a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions.I guess that brainwashing by the automakers is still effective.

CLIMATE CHANGE ?

Fri Dec 8, 11:09 AM ET
GENEVA - Spring blossoms are popping up all over the Austrian Alps. Geneva's official chestnut tree has already sprouted leaves and flowers. And Swedes are still picking mushrooms. The same question is on everyone's minds: Is winter in Europe going to be canceled this year?

Green fields, not white slopes, have greeted visitors to some of Europe's most popular ski resorts this week as December began with remarkably little snow. Ski stations are sweating it out, desperately trying to entice tourists with spa weekends and Christmas markets, and encouraging visitors to bring their hiking shoes. ^ ^ ^I rest my case

DISGUISED CENSORSHIP

COPYRIGHT LAWS - - A news item today about the climate in the alpine region of europe has been copyrighted by associated press.Does this mean that no one else can reprint this particuler news item without permission from AP. - - NOTE:THE STORY WAS ABOUT A REPORT COMMISIONED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY OF THE WARMEST ALPINE CLIMATE IN 1300 YEARS THAT IS NOW HAPPENING IN THAT REGION

YOUR -TAX-DOLLARS-AT-WORK

In a leaked auditor general of ontario report apparently the childrens aid society likes to provide its staff with $50,000.00 suv's to travel around in.^^^^Even though this is outrageous spending on gas guzzlers,the timing of the report gaurantees little or no action will be taken since we are now into the Xmas and holiday season and people are easily diverted to visions of sugar plums,reindeer and endless retail sales.Such is politics.The auditors report will be ignored.

RRSP- -DID U KNOW ??

THAT 30 PER CENT OF RRSP FUNDS IS INVESTED INTO OIL COMPANIES^^^^^IT BRINGS IN A GOOD PROFIT FOR YOUR MONEY,BUT AT WHAT PRICE ?EARTH DESTRUCTION ?THE OIL EXTRACTION INDUSTRY IS VERY DAMAGING TO THE ENVIROMENT AND DOES NOTHING TO ENCOURAGE CONSERVATION EFFORTS^^^^NEXT TIME YOU TALK TO YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISER,ASK THEM WHERE YOUR RRSP MONEY IS INVESTED,ALSO ASK THEM ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

NOT ALONE

It seems I'm not alone when I write about climate change.This past week I attended a lecture at U of T. A book writer from england george monboit ( I think that's his name) spoke to a standing room only crowd about the subject of global warming.His book "HEAT how to stop the world from burning"echoes most of my thoughts on the subject.

RANT - -RANT

Before i start a posting i need to be inspired by some thing or event.I had a topic in mind but by the time I got to the puter I forgot the topic.Oh well,there are others.OK one of my favorites is transportation.How come our civilisation picked the automobile as the main method of transport.Imagine a 100 pound adult driving a very expensive 2800 pound car to the corner ? store to pick up whatever.What utter stupidity ! what a waste of resources for what? convenience? efficency ?the car offers none of these.Yet we as a society insist in promoting this motorized monster as a glamourous necessity of life which it is NOT.The standard 2 wheeled bike is the most efficient earth friendly form of transportation bar none,yet in a lot of soceties even this is discarded in favour of the gas guzzlers.Its a crazy world.

NEW EASY INSTALL SOLAR

I JUST READ AN ITEM IN MOTHER EARTH NEWS ABOUT A NEW WAY TO INSTALL ROOF SOLAR PANELS.IT looks like quite an improvement over previous methods using panels.The new way uses special made solar collectors much like roll roofing with peeled backing and installs very fast and simply.The only fly in the ointment is the price which is still high,but I believe this problem can be overcome if WE all collectively lobby and/or pressure the relevent governments.Please do ur part.^^^^^

weather

Its raining now

RANK

THE RANK OF THIS BLOG HAS CHANGED^^IT IS NOW AROUND 1.5MILLION ON THE BLOG RATING INDEX^^WELL THATS AN IMPROVEMENT FROM LAST TIME. MEANWHILE I HAVE TO THINK OF ANOTHER SUBJECT TO POST.O K- I GOT ONE: MY OPINION IS THAT UNLESS U HAVE ACESS TO THE MEDIA OUTLETS AKA: RADIO,TV OR PRINT U WILL ALWAYS HAVE A LOW READERSHIP REGARDLESS OF THE QUALITY OF THE CONTENT

FINALLY

at last there is evidence that visiters entered my website after a long absense^^^the profile view page has changed^^^i hope it means that somebody is reading it^^^i also found out that google requires a coherent subject matter for the blogs to continue^^^that is ^^their robot keyword search assembles certain words to find a classification grouping^^^unfortunately i have been randomly putting different themes and subject matters as my mood dictates^^one final note:my blog was rated 1,800,000 in a list index of blogs in the technorati search engine

WHY?

WHY CAN'T I ACCESS MY BLOG VIA GOOGLE ???I CAN ACCESS IT THRU OTHER SEARCH ENGINES LIKE BAIDU,YAHOO,AND TECHNORATI- - -THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP.

30 MILLION TONS

THATS HOW MUCH CARBON DIOXIDE IS EMITTED FROM MOTOR VEHICLES IN CANADA INTO THE ATMOSPHERE EVERY YEAR^^WHO CARES ??EVERY LIVING THING SHOULD CARE BECAUSE IT WILL DESTROY PLANET EARTH IF IT CONTINUES

HELP WANTED?COMPUTER PROBLEM

I have tried several times to upload a short video clip and also some javascript enabled graphics without success^^any help would be appreciated^^^thanks in advance

LONELY PIGEON

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on my way home today i noticed a pigeon walking around a garbage can,ok,nothing unusual about that^^later on the same day i saw the same bird again walking around the same location ^^^what gives i thought to myself^^^firstly it was walking and not flying away^^could it be it was homeless^^well no ^^pigeons r never homeless^^ they have wings and they can fly to the nearest building under an overhang and rest until they are hungry and then swoop down to scour for bits and pieces of food^^what a simple life^^^however i digress^^there is no happy ending or moral to this story^^it just happened

TODAY

today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday^^^^after looking at countless blogs^^^i dont think one should guilty regardless what we post^^there r some really professional blogs out there and likewise some real amature ones maybe mine is one i dont care^^^^^^i think that content is more important than grammer

random pictures+comments

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THATS ME NEXT TO SUN FLOWER PLANTS WITH GRAPES IN BACKGROUND

TO ERR IS HUMAN,TO FORGIVE DIVINE

A FEW DAYS AGO WHILE AT THE COMPUTER WITH A HALF FINISHED CUP OF COFFEE AT MY SIDE I ACCIDENTLY DIPPED MY CELL PHONE INTO THE CUP LUCKILY AFTER DRAINING ALL THE COFFEE OUT AND DRYING THE UNIT FOR AN HOUR NO DAMAGE WAS DONE BUT IT WAS A CLOSE CALL

UNDECIDED

IT EARLY MORNING WHAT DO U EXPECT^^^IM THINKING THAT I SHOULD PUT A COUNTER ON THIS SITE TO SEE JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE R READING IT MAYBE IM THE ONLY ONE PITY PEOPLE DONT KNOW WHAT THEY R MISSING

FYI- -FOR YOUR INFORMATION

I ENCOUNTERED AN ARTICLE TODAY ON THE DAVID SUZUKI WEBSITE WHICH I RECOMMEND FOR ALL TO READ.DATED AUG 18/06 REGARDING GLOBAL WARMING^^^APPARENTLY A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE STIL MISINFORMED ABOUT" WHAT IT IS AND ISN T"READ IT AND LEARN

TO CAROLYN

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR TRIP TO N.J.

TEST

THE LAST POST SHOULD HAVE HAD SOME COLOR^^I MUST HAVE GOOFED

SOME GOOD NEWS

Ford's sales of mid-size SUVs fell 24.7 percent in the first six months of the year, while sales of large SUVs declined by 32.1 percent, Moody's noted.^^^^^^ps^^^gas prices up^^^per barrel price of crude oil is highest ever^^^around 77 dollars (us)/barrel^^maybe people are finally starting to smarten up and break their dependance on gas guzzling automobiles

THE NEWS THEY DONT WANT U 2 HEAR

IN A PUBLISHED REPORT 12% OF THE CARBON DIOXIDE IN ALL OF CANADA COMES FROM THE TAR SANDS OF ALBERTA OIL EXTRACTION PROCESS^^^^^QUESTION : : ??=THERE ARE 11 MILLION MOTOR VEHICLES IN CANADA (C A M FIGURES) - - - - - - - - - - THE AVERAGE AUTOMOBILE EMITS OVER 10,000 LBS OF CARBON DIOXIDE (C O2) PER YEAR - - - - - - - - -WHAT PERCENTAGE OF CO2 IS EMITTED BY MOTOR VEHICLES IN CANADA ??????????? - - -MY GUESS WOULD BE -OVER FIFTY - % - - - - - - - WHATS YOUR GUESS ? / / /

carbon dioxide - -what is it?

its a chemical compound gas that is a by product of combustion^^^chemical name = co2^^^^^in motor vehicles it is expeled through the tail pipe into the atmosphere^^^^^where it mixes with all the other gases and particulate matter^^^^the end product of this mix is called smog^^^^^co2 has been implicated in causing global warming by many scientists ^^^ i am not a scientist but i can read and write and come to certain conclusions^^^^my opinion is that it causes global warming^^^there are 11 million motor vehicles in canada^^^^if each vehicle expelled co2 from the exhaust by whatever amount ^^^do the math ^^^the total amount would be astronomical^^^end of rant for today

THE NEWS THEY DONT WANT U 2 HEAR

DID U KNOW ? THE AVERAGE AUTOMOBILE SPEWS OUT OVER 10,000 POUNDS OF CARBON DIOXIDE PER YEAR (AN INCONVIENIENT TRUTH ?)

ECOLOGY- - BLOG

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THIS IS A SAMPLE OF FUTURE BLOGS TEST TEST FIRST TIME I USED COLORS - LOOKS COOL I THINK

some cold hard facts(make that warm facts)

Environment Canada says last winter was the warmest on record with temperatures 3.9 degrees above normal.
Agency climatologist Bob Whitewood attributes the rising temperatures to human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.
"From where I sit, the debate is over," Whitewood told the Canadian Press.
"Globally, we're seeing a connection between CO2 increase and temperature - - - - - - in the movie "an inconvienent truth"pamphlets issued stated that the average automobile spews out over 10 thousand pounds of carbon dioxide per year^^^and we still wonder why we have global warming^^^^some will say^^^its cool outside now^^^^^ what is he talking about ? ?just remember last winter? january and february both were frost free?? what to do? its up to YOU and YOU !!

biking tips

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as promised i will add more biking tips this post**
keep tires properly inflated since under inflated tires will slow you down and you will need to work much harder at pedalling**before going on a bike trip its a good idea to find out the weather from radio ^^rain,wind, snow and ice in its respective seasons can be very uncomfortable at best and impossible at worst..i have been caught many times by bad weather but managed to survive^^^proper clothing is a must^^^im a little tired now so au revoir till next time

movie review

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i saw the talked about al gore movie "inconvienient truth "yesterday^^^it was a good movie long overdue about a subject that david suzuki has been talking about for 40 years^^^there was a bit of politicking in the picture prior to the us election this fall but otherwise it was well done^^^i will throw in one caveat its too bad that while he was vice president there was more gas guzzling s.u.v.s made and sold in the usa than any time in history^^^still in spite of that i highly recommend the movie if anyone reads this or cares

EARTH - FRIENDLY

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after surviving on planet earth for many years i have concluded that the best ,most efficient transportation device is a bicycle^^^not everyone can use the bike for different reasons eg.disability or whatever^^^but for the majority it is unbeatable^^^i have used the bike on a dailey basis for over 20 years in winter and summer^^^some tips on biking^^^^^#1 avoid riding on sharp gravel or rocks ^^^it is particularily damaging to tires^^#2^^ride on the sidewalk whenever it is empty of pedestrians^^if there are pedestrians on the sidewalk simply dismount and walk the bike^^^this tip is especially important for saftey reasons ^^^cars and bikes dont mix regardless of what some would have you believe^^^#3 install a carrier behind the seat to carry newspapers,groceries etc.it is far better to hop on the bike to pick up a liter of milk from the store than to use a 2 ton monster aka: "car" to do the same thing^^^#4^^for safety reasons slow down and be extra cautious when approaching …

MY INVENTION

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ASK ME ABOUT IT

energy sucess or failure ?

after 2 or 3 days of record high may temperatures(90 +)F degrees ontario energy spokesman terry young declared yesterday that ontario has the energy problem under control^^^^during the past few days ontario had to import 15 percent of its electricity demands^^^due mainly because of AIR CONDITIONERS^^^so from a peak demand in 2004 we managed to increase demand 15 percent^^if this is sucess I wonder what failure is ?^^^^ the inability of the province to control electricity DEMAND is a black mark we should not be proud of

peanut growing

# 1 buy some raw (not roasted) peanuts in the shell # 2 prepare the soil- - it likes a rich soil with 40 % peat 40 % fertilizer 20 % soil # 3 plant in full sunlight in rows about 1 foot apart # 4 isolate or otherwise protect the garden from rodents,squirrels etc.who love to dig up the delicious seeds you just planted # 5 en joy the the beutiful tiny yellow blossoms and unusual look of the vegetation as the summer season progresses - - -the leaves are a folded heart shape which will bend towards the soil and take root,thus producing peanuts at that point later in the season - - - - recommended crop for the future - - global warming

sunflower

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aproximetly 1000 sf seeds from one plant 2005

this is OUR home

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photo practice

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this is NOT my house

garden tips

tomato plants can now be planted without fear of frost--hopefully--they require full sunshine^^^and a rich soil^^ i like using a triple mix 33 % soil 33 peat % 33 % fertilizer^^^plant firmly but gently into the soil spaced about 15 inches apart^^^^^^^ for green bell pepper plants exactly the same planting rules apply^^^note :add a little water to promote initial growth and throughout the the season moniter growing trend with ocassional watering

season--for gardens--latitude 40 something

im thinking i should start a garden tips section^^^^^^^^^^so here it is^^^^^for sunflowers:the giant black seed variety^^^^^prepare the soil before hand^^^well mixed with^^ 20% peat moss^^40% soil^^40 % fertilizer^^^soil should occupy an area the size of a bucket or pail or flower pot^^seeds should be inserted into the soil 2 " below the surface and patted down to deter any rodents in the area^^^seeds should be about 18 inches apart in a full sunlight location^^^ my seedlings are already up^^so plant now or never^^^depending on the variety they can grow up to ten feet tall in 4 short months

weather

weather here is cool about 7 degrees celcius what else is new ? this is a new blog for one.i used to have my own website for about a year and did my own development .after working on it for a year it wasnt going nowhere and then by providence it crashed. it was one of those rare free websites .i sometimes wonder if that blog is floating around in outer space still.i had a lot of good material on the site mostly about the enviroment...i made good use of java script and html but with the blog its not necessary. if only they made that much progress on the enviroment .. maybe its wishful thinking^^^^^^right now im rambling on in different directions^^^^if any

random thoughts

my mind is almost blank right now, stay tuned

random

question:how many blogs are there ? answer =1 BILLION 200 million plus or minus a few thousand doesnt it make one appear small i guess thats why i am a little reluctant about posting but i think its still a good idea blogging that is, pardon my typing my secretary is unavailable,joking of course.i promise to improve as time goes by