“Green” aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet. “These scenarios give us reason to limit our growth and reduce our impact on global ecosystems. It would be particularly important for us to limit our emissions of greenhouse gases, since atmospheric composition can be observed from other planets,” the authors write.
So, what caliber for aliens? Head shots? Center mass? Oh dear, how to prepare? I don’t know if they would even have a central nervous system. At least with zombies, we know their vulnerabilities. And it may be too late to find out.
Freezing temperatures all the way to Mexico have triggered a tomato shortage. And in case you didn’t know, I love tomatoes. A lot. I love their soft plump bodies and smooth red skin. I love their smell. I love that moment when biting into a perfectly ripe Roma when the skin tension gives and fills my mouth with tomato juices. I will eat them until my tongue is raw. And I haven’t even mentioned my love of salsa. The delicious sweetness combined with the spice. <insert Homer sound here>
I would damn all of this global warming to hell, but I don’t think Lucifer knows how to build a snowman.
A very generous friend loaned us 5 space heaters for our 1100 square foot house. Friends are totally made of win.
Our hot water lines froze in the night. Good times!
Here’s how the kitties decided to keep warm.
Ssh! Don’t tell anyone that I told you this, but they even snuggled with the puppy.
I decided to clean the bathroom to stave off the cabin fever and move enough to keep warm. While I did that, Michael ventured out into the snowy wastelands to bring back fire. Okay, fire in the form of oscillating heaters, but they make heat and that’s the point here.
We decided to settle in for a movie (The Incredibles). We’d set up one of the heaters in the utility room where the hot water lines are located and turned the hot water all the way open in the kitchen sink and bathtub. About halfway through the movie, water started running in the kitchen. As I headed to the bathroom to check the tub, it began to run as well.
Hooray! Hot showers tonight!
So now, here we are with 5 space heaters running and the thermostat looks like this.
In case you can’t read the blurry shot, it says 71. Toasty. I generally refuse to run the central heat above 68.
Makes you appreciate the little things…
Although, I’d still like to bludgeon Murphy with that law of his.
It’s about 10 degrees with a wind chill of -10. Also, there is snow in my garage. The same garage that hasn’t been opened to the outside in years. It got in through the garage doors and the side door.
But Jen, why did you even go out in your uninsulated garage that is full of nothing but unfinished projects and jagged sharp things?
So I could unsuccessfully try to determine why the central heat is going RRRRR clunk RRRRR clunk and not blowing any warm air into the house.
If I ever meet you, I’m going to beat you almost, but not quite to death. Then, I am going to light you on fire and place you in my living room so I can stay warm. I will delight in your screams. *For those concerned, we really will be just fine. Just not exactly thrilled with the furnace situation
Me neither. Which is only part of the reason this argument is ridiculous.
Washington (AP) — A climate and energy bill being pushed in the Senate would cost American households 22 to 40 cents a day – less than the cost of a first-class postage stamp, the Obama administration said Tuesday.
They’ve also failed to mention what it would cost the energy producers to install unproven technology to reduce emissions of something that may or may not be contributing to the phenomenon of global warming (which may or may not be actually happening). We would be paying those costs too in addition to funding the new bureaucracy in charge of making energy more expensive.
But that’s not the only stupidity here. We’ve also got this comment.
Obama said the spill was a stark reminder that the days of cheap and easy-to-get oil are numbered, adding that the tragedy unfolding in the Gulf should spark Congress to embrace a “clean energy” future that lessens dependence on oil and other fossil fuels.
No, the spill is a stark reminder of the tyranny of so-called environmentalists that push legislation that keeps oil companies from drilling in places where oil is far more easily accessible (ANWR anyone?). By pushing drilling equipment that far away from land, you increase the difficulty in obtaining the oil and increase the risk of accidents. But it makes people feel better if they can’t see it.
Here was an accident caused by over-reaching regulations, and the proposed solution is more regulation. At least they didn’t halt the cleanup effort over some made up safety concern. Oh wait! Because contacting the company that built the barges to find out how many life vests are on board is so much more logical that stepping aboard and counting them.
Well it is freaking cold as predicted. But I wore these shoes anyway. The orange pair. I wore the other pair yesterday. Just thought you’d like to know.
My kid’s school district decided at midnight last night to close the schools giving me plenty of time to plan. So he’s at work with me today with his DS and a portable DVD player. I kind of like balancing GL accounts while listening to The Incredibles.
*I’m outrageously busy at work. Thus, short posting.