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Posted on January 24 at 12:58 p.m.
I have a feeling atomic_state and I are both getting error messages when trying to post a comment - tricky litlte error, too.
Posted on January 24 at 12:55 p.m.
Botany -If someone is getting a DL for the first time, they can only do it on Saturday.
qed: Most people at the DMV on Saturday are illegal immigrants.It's easy to see why the anti-science logical fallacies essential to the AGW-scam are so successful here.
qed: Most people at the DMV on Saturday are illegal immigrants.It's easy to see why the anti-science logical fallacies essential to the AGW-scam are so successful.
Posted on January 24 at 11:31 a.m.
In North Dakota's Bakken Shale oil field, nobody installed the necessary equipment. The result is that the second-fastest growing source of crude in the U.S. is producing oil that pipelines often would reject as too dangerous to transport.Many industry experts and energy executives say privately that using stabilizing units would improve safety but are reluctant to make that point publicly for fear of antagonizing the companies that do business in North Dakota.The situation in the Bakken contrasts with the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. In 2012, there was basically no equipment to stabilize the crude. But companies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to build centralized facilities and pipelines to move the resulting propane and butane to a Gulf Coast petrochemical complex.http://www.wsj.com/articles/north-dak...
So there's existing technology available to prevent the type of explosions that have occurred in the past. I also wonder if it would be possible to displace the oxygen in tank cars with an inert gas, nitrogen, to eliminate explosions during transit.
Gasoline is transported in tank cars, both on tracks and on public highways, and Bakken crude contains around 50% of the volatile compounds contained in gasoline. There are so many volatile chemicals currently transported in tank cars that this doesn't seem to be an insurmountable problem - if we can keep Obama administration idiocy from disrupting the process.
On SLO Refinery Wants Oil by Train
Posted on January 23 at 4:08 p.m.
Jason Hoppin, Santa Cruz SentinelPOSTED: 01/14/15, 7:38 PM PST | 5 COMMENTSSacramento >> The oil and gas potential of the vast Monterey shale formation will be the focus of an upcoming study by an independent panel of scientists operating under direction of the state Legislature.In 2011, the U.S. Energy Information Agency estimated it held 15.4 billion barrels of untapped oil — more than any place in the U.S.
But in 2014, the agency dramatically lowered its estimate to 600,000 million barrels.
The study released Wednesday found both estimates to be unreliable.
"The horizontal wells that consume so much water elsewhere are not typically found in California, and acid-based fracturing is not used because deposits of carbonate rocks, such as limestone, are not common here," Hoppin reports. "Fractures in North Dakota's Bakken formation, for example, use eight times as much water as the average California well fracture."Jan 20, 2015http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/gene...
On Enviro Groups Rally Against Fracking
Posted on January 23 at 3:47 p.m.
“A key development since AR4 is the rapid deployment of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies, which has increased and diversified the gas supply… this is an important reason for a reduction of GHG emissions in the United States.” (Ch. 7, p. 18)
Before we go any further, let’s take a moment to remember what Sierra Club Director Michael Brune said about the IPCC when it released its latest, fifth assessment report (AR5). He said:
“First, the scientific work reported by the IPCC in the AR5 is the gold standard for getting a big-picture understanding of what’s happening to the climate.” (emphasis added)
Bill McKibben, the head of another activist group, 350.org, has also been calling the IPCC the “gold standard” for years. Frances Beinecke of the anti-fracking NRDC put it this way: “The IPCC is the most authoritative group in the business.”
http://energyindepth.org/national/ipc... April 15, 2014
Brown noted that fracking has been around in California for more than 50 years and that the state still consumes a lot of oil. "So, we are not gonna shut down a third of our oil production and force more oil coming from North Dakota -- where they are fracking a lot more -- to come in by train or more boats and ships coming in from all over the world."http://www.mercurynews.com/california...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHLAI...
President Obama’s chief custodian of federal lands says local and regional bans on fracking are taking regulation of oil and gas recovery in the wrong direction.
“I would say that is the wrong way to go,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told KQED in an exclusive interview. “I think it’s going to be very difficult for industry to figure out what the rules are if different counties have different rules.”
‘I think that localized efforts or statewide efforts in many cases don’t understand the science.’— Sally Jewell,U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Posted on January 23 at 2:25 p.m.
I agree. The EBID will increase the cost of business for long-term eastside businesses that are essential to its residential and cultural character; the little guys similar to those that have been forced out of other areas in Santa Barbara; by inverse condemnation in the lower State region and landlord discretion that's resulted in the destruction of Santa Barbara's working maritime industry in the Funk Zone, in favor of businesses more attractive to tourists. The Milpas commercial district and adjacent residential neighborhoods are a village with a stable population and distinct identity, and the light industrial region is an asset in providing a local source of materials as well as employment. Costs are increasing across the board, and unnecessary increases in the cost of operating a sole proprietorship is a step towards the anonymous large chain outlets that have replaced Santa Barbara's former local character on lower State.
On The Eastside Assessment Reaches Beyond Milpas
Posted on January 23 at 8:45 a.m.
one more CERN physicist Dr. Jasper Kirby 2009"IPCC climate scientists, Geoengineers and government agencies are fully aware that jet aircraft are dumping aerosols into the atmosphere with the effect of deliberate climate warming."http://chemtrailsplanet.net/2015/01/0...
Chemtrails are mentioned in this 1999 IPCC report.IPCC SPECIAL REPORT ON AVIATION AND THE GLOBAL ATMOSPHERE” (https://chemtrailsplanet.files.wordpr...), page 17
Noise is a criminal offense, not a tort, like creating a nuisance? The last time I checked, SBPD didn't own a dB meter, and too loud, I was told by an SBPD officer responding to my neighbor's complaint, was loud enough to bother someone. I see a potential conflict with some people here. I'm glad I don't live close enough to SBCC for noise to be an issue, and students who've lived with me have been quiet.Botany - It Won't Get Better. Student population density will only increase. You're talking about a lot of teenagers living on their own for the first time. Is this a group of people who've ever been quiet in human history?
On City College's Fence-Mending Menu
Posted on January 22 at 8:26 p.m.
more of same -
November 28, 2013UN IPCC Scientist Says Jet Aircraft Contrails Are Warming the Climate
UN IPCC climate scientist, Dr. Joyce Penner interview at the U. Michiganhttp://chemtrailsplanet.net/2013/11/2...
Posted on January 22 at 7:56 p.m.
blahblahblah - IPCC warns not to stop chemtrails, aka ‘solar radiation management’http://nsnbc.me/2013/11/12/ipcc-warns...
The IPCC really isn't credible, and chemtrails aren't used for solar management; we're entering a period of solar minimum. There are many lab analyses, but what's important is that an international agency that's part of the UN has acknowledged the existence of an international phenomenon that you're too brainwashed by the US media to even see. There's a lot more information about chemtrails in European media than in the US;