Flying Shame - it's a new "thing"

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Rgbeard, Aug 10, 2019.

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  1. Silvaire

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    If you consider the carbon footprint required to manufacture an aircraft then I am way ahead by flying one that is 70 years old.
     
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    Ah yes, the technologies that all the coal-loving yeehaws are trying to cut funding for and stop being implemented. Where exactly do you see these technologies coming from, magic technology fairies?
     
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    Like any other profitable tech, they show up in the marketplace when they are more efficient and cost effective than what was done before, or have a significant real benefit for today’s users.

    Plenty of places around here in the mountains where stuff like solar actually is the most cost effective solution, we even have friends who live in such a house full time.

    But in places where the government lets the power company run lines all over without paying a dime to the property owners, the fiscal game is rigged. And rigged in the direction the vast majority want.

    “Right of way” is big money. Some of the biggest worth given away for free of anything in our society. Most of us can’t even build near our own property lines anywhere in the US, as we would be encroaching on the utility easement.
     
  4. Salty

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    People that live in greenhouses shouldn’t throw stones.
     
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    I wonder if it’s legal to sell gas can lids without the can that work (non-compliant) and fit compliant modern cans. Someone could make good money doing that.
     
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    I think they changed the thread on them so they specifically wouldn't fit. Luckily during the Saga of the Drunk Neighbor, I acquired around 10 or so old school gas cans.
     
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    I’m saying manufacture lids that fit.
     
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    Oh, I remember the issue. The new cans don't have the vent holes in them so you have to make your own vent kit. But there's youtube videos showing how to do that.

    Someone's already doing it:

    https://gasspouts.com/
     
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    I agree with your post, but these two statements don't seem to go together.
     
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    YouTube California Earth Movers I think it is. Its insane the quantities of fuel housing developers are blowing just for gross dirt work.
     
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    I have a great deal of trouble understanding global warming. Why is the United States, which has some of the strictest air quality regulations of any industrialized nation, continually held responsible for global warming? Why do we not hear about China, India, etc.? Is there any measure of contribution to global warming vs. productivity and industrial output. By those standards I would speculate the U.S. may be among the least polluting nations on earth. Just saying.:rolleyes:
     
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    Goverment Controlling the sheep

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    If you really want to get mad concerning "USA vs. everyone" and emissions, watch the documentary about the VW diesel scandal.
     
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    I don’t see how you are arriving at that conclusion...

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019...re-of-global-co2-emissions-changes-over-time/
     
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    Well, for one thing you make a false straw man argument as if it were either plant trees, or killing all cows and piggies.

    The water required is a good point. I don’t know the specifics, you wouldn’t be planting trees in he desert, but currently we are losing tree growth by development at a huge rate, losing. The scientists themselves were surprised at the rate that trees could help with the problem.
     
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    I believe the science is pretty clear though, this is not natural it is the result of man and our processes.

    But ok, even if you refuse to believe that I’ve never understood the folks who are saying “hey, it’s all natural”. For one thing a key you mane “before humans existing”...that doesn’t trigger any thoughts as to humans not existing because it was not possible for humans to exist in those conditions?

    It’s like you are a miner, trapped in a cave in, with limited oxygen, and half the miners insist on continuing working as if all was normal, which of course is using up oxygen at a much higher rate then resting. The argument they use is “this is natural, when there is a cave-in, of the oxygen is limited, has always been so”

    I prefer that when in a hole, stop digging.
     
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