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  1. Mr Efficiency
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    Yes, Steve Irwin was always a big risk of coming unstuck, you can only tug the tail of dangerous wildlife so many times before they bite back. But, I guess that was the "show" he was drawing the crowds with, taking risks.
     
  2. ImaginaryNumber
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    My initial reaction would be to agree with you. But I find myself being surprised by politics a lot recently.

    10 years ago I wouldn't have guessed that the US would elect a black president.

    5 years ago I wouldn't have guessed that same-sex marriage would soon become legal in all 50 states.

    And now I'm surprised that in an increasing number of states marijuana use and physician-assisted suicide for terminally-ill patients is legal, and that Donald Trump is the leading contender for the GOP presidential nomination. :!:
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    It's getting to the point where the only time I'm surprised is when I'm not surprised :)

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  3. ImaginaryNumber
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    Why Solving Climate Change Will Be Like Mobilizing for War | The Atlantic
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  4. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    This is before and after ripping out the old seawall:
     

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    looks like climate change attacked your yard, Hoyt.
    Rising sea levels?
    Better sell that charcoal grill. Too much carbon.
     
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    Today they laid the new footer.
     

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    terraforming! :D
     
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    Aquitecture. :)
     
  9. ImaginaryNumber
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    U.S.-Cuba ocean agreement: A breakthrough for marine science, protection | Environmental Defense Fund
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  10. Yobarnacle
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    Don't get too excited.
    Executive agreements such as with Cuba expire with the change of president.

    "Scope of presidential powers[edit]

    Presidents have regarded the Article II treaty process as necessary where an international accord would bind a future president. For example, Theodore Roosevelt explained:


    The Constitution did not explicitly give me power to bring about the necessary agreement with Santo Domingo. But the Constitution did not forbid my doing what I did. I put the agreement into effect, and I continued its execution for two years before the Senate acted; and I would have continued it until the end of my term, if necessary, without any action by Congress. But it was far preferable that there should be action by Congress, so that we might be proceeding under a treaty which was the law of the land and not merely by a direction of the Chief Executive which would lapse when that particular executive left office. I therefore did my best to get the Senate to ratify what I had done.[12]

    A sole-executive agreement can only be negotiated and entered into through the president's authority (1) in foreign policy, (2) as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, (3) from a prior act of Congress, or (4) from a prior treaty.[1] Agreements beyond these competencies must have the approval of Congress (for congressional-executive agreements) or the Senate (for treaties).

    In 1972, Congress passed legislation requiring the president to notify Congress of any executive agreements that are formed.[13]

    Although the nondelegation doctrine prevents Congress from delegating its legislative authority to the executive branch, Congress has allowed the executive to act as Congress's "agent" in trade negotiations, such as by setting tariffs, and, in the case of Trade Promotion Authority, by solely authoring the implementing legislation for trade agreements. The constitutionality of this delegation was upheld by the Supreme Court in Field v. Clark (1892)."
     
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    We should have annexed them when we had the chance; Now they will probably annex us.

    UN police force to patrol in US? Well, they should expect resistance.

    We will make them a present of a Bird, a Frog, a Mouse, and five Arrows.
     
  12. ImaginaryNumber
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    Warming Oceans May Threaten Krill, a Cornerstone of the Antarctic Ecosystem | New York Times

    Whale Hunting Krill in Antarctica - Planet Earth - BBC wildlife
     
  13. Yobarnacle
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    could, may, if'n, might'n, possible consequences.
    But should we adopt the draconian measures the greeners want, it WILL disrupt our economies and cause austerity in most of our life styles. Primarily in working class lifestyles.
    Hard program to sell on a bunch of maybes.
     
  14. ImaginaryNumber
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    Obama Administration Cancels Oil Drilling Lease Sales In Arctic Ocean | Climate Progress
     

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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    So what happened with Patricia? Seems the fear mongers blew it all out of proportion. Weakening even faster than it strengthened. Less damage done than was predicted. When will the exaggerated claims and postulations end?
     
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