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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2010 03:16      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
_____ Well TFD, Since you will be there first. I Wish you a Happy New Year.

_____ I sure will be glad to get rid of the 2K oughts, and soon we will be facing the Mayan End


_____ Happy New Year Everyone.


___ Ps to TFD I do hope that you are not in the flood plane.

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2010 08:30      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Figure I'm safe. DM is part Mayan. So I'm hoping for some coverage from the apocalypse as her mom. LOL

Hope you all have a great and safe New Years.

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2010 09:25      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh yeah...I forgot about TFD's fantastic journeys through time - it's probably the Eve of Easter for him or something. [Razz]

For everyone else who works on 'normal' time, Happy New Year!

I look forward to a year that hopefully sucks less. [Big Grin]
(Save for a great vacation, I can't think of many good things that happened this year. As Mark Fiore put it, this was the year that wasn't. :/)

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2010 10:32      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Happy New Year to all, and to all a wonderful year! [Smile]
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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2010 10:46      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ This is not looking good for TFD.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/australias-flood-chaos-continues/138900-2.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=Melbourne,+Australia+%2B+floods&hl=en&prmd=ivnsum&source=univ&tbs=nws:1&tbo=u&ei=WxseTYjCEsqAnQeoy8nKDg&sa=X&oi=news_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CEU QqAIwBA

_____ When you have a connection, please let us know how you have faired.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2010 13:01      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Happy New Year everyone.

Yes, the floods are bad (an area the size of France and Germany is under water) but they're a long way from here, and Casa Del Druid is on a hilltop, so we'd be safe anyway.

Thanks for your concern.

Who'd be a farmer, eh? 15 years of drought, then up to your arse in water.

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2010 20:38      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I read in one of Jared Diamond's books that intensive agriculture in Australia was one of the worst ideas mankind has ever come up with. And now nature is supplying an illustration of why that is so. Geez. Hang in there. Don't let FEMA export you any trailers - rumor has it those things were thoroughly contaminated with formaldehyde.

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The Famous Druid

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I read in one of Jared Diamond's books that intensive agriculture in Australia was one of the worst ideas mankind has ever come up with.

Parts of it, yes.

The main problem is salinity.

Huge irrigation schemes can turn marginal grazing land in the dusty outback into highly productive cotton and rice fields, for a while. Over time the salt from that irrigation water accumulates, (some irrigators use 4 tonnes of water per square metre per year - there's a lot of salt in 4 tonnes of 'fresh water') and you end up with totally dead salt pans.

Fortunately, people aren't entirely clueless.
Well... not all of them anyway.

Lessons have been learned, improved farming and irrigation methods are being adopted, and some salt-degraded areas have been rehabilitated, but there are vested interests who have done very well from raping the land, and resist the call to change.

These floods will probably buy some time there, a lot of the salt that's accumulated during the drought will be flushed into the ocean.

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*sigh* another milestone missed...

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TheMoMan
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____ That is true most places where ground (well water) is used for irrigation. Just too many dissolved solids, Our water is just under 350 PPM for solids, We filter with a Reverse Osmosis Filter for the drinking and cooking water. Water is pretty close to the universal solvent. I keep telling the Mrs to use the drinking water for her house plants.

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