Sunday, 1 September 2013

The air is dry sigh...

Rooting cotton picking candy stackers, thats what them there fancy breaches city men practice, ain't nothing cattle couldn't jump when them way slayers ain't in them grids they want them... Constitutions? Bah humbug, they them men still in them fancy schools getting taught dinner language at 'mama says'... Still, them circle's ain't strong tender, they ain't gonna blender, and whats a hey big spender? We're looking for a mender, that white house boy is a bender in the pend her... and yes... Pigs fly in space mam...

Yes sir...

Axis of evil

Senate votes to require report on possible US military activities in Syria

By Ramsey Cox - 12/04/12 05:59 PM ET
The Senate voted to pass an amendment to the defense bill that would require a report on military activities that could be used in Syria.
The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 3254, which funds the U.S. military and its operations, passed on a 92-6 vote.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced Amendment 3262, which would require the Department of Defense to submit to the congressional Defense committees a report identifying the limited military activities that could deny or degrade the ability of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to use air power against civilians and opposition groups in Syria.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he opposed the amendment because it would encourage U.S. involvement in another war in the Middle East.“The amendment before us requires that the president submit a plan for a no-fly zone over Syria,” Paul said before the vote Tuesday. “There are many unknowns that we need to be asking ourselves before we involve ourselves in a Civil War.
“Our nation and our soldiers are weary of war. ... I hope my colleagues will not encourage a rush to war.”
But Sen. Chris Coon’s (D-Del.) a co-sponsor of the amendment said the measure would not authorize any acts of war or use of force.
“It is explicit that nothing in this section shall be considered a declaration of war or authorization of use of force,” Coons said.
McCain added that the report delivered to Congress would be classified and that Congress should know what level of involvement is possible.
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Paul, Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) voted against the amendment.
Final passage of the bill is expected later Tuesday evening and an amendment from Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) passed by unanimous consent after the McCain-amendment vote.
Kyl introduced Amendment 3123, which would require the Department of Defense to brief relevant congressional committees on military and strategic proposals, by either the Russian Federation or the United States, to limit or control nuclear arms, missile defense systems or long-range conventional strike systems.
Kyl said his amendment was necessary because U.S. treaties have to be approved by the Senate, and the administration sometimes doesn’t brief lawmakers before negotiating agreements, which then have to be approved by the Senate. This amendment would allow lawmakers to voice concerns before proposals by the United States are presented to Russia on arms reductions.
Amendments 2927, 3019, 3062, 3113, 3175, 3241, 3242, 3277, 3285, 3226 and 3117 we passed in a managers' package Tuesday afternoon.

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Cirrus Cloud Seeding has Potential to Cool Climate
Online Source: Click to View PDF File
Author and Affiliation:
Storelvmo, T.(Yale Univ.; Dept. of Geology and Geophysics; New Haven, CT, United States);
Kristjansson, J. E.(Oslo Univ.; Dept. of Geoscience; Norway);
Muri, H.(Oslo Univ.; Dept. of Geoscience; Norway);
Pfeffer, M.(Oslo Univ.; Dept. of Geoscience; Norway);
Barahona, D.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States);
Nenes, A.(Georgia Inst. of Tech.; Schools of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Atlanta, GA, United States)
Abstract: Cirrus clouds, thin ice clouds in the upper troposphere, have a net warming effect on Earth s climate. Consequently, a reduction in cirrus cloud amount or optical thickness would cool the climate. Recent research indicates that by seeding cirrus clouds with particles that promote ice nucleation, their lifetimes and coverage could be reduced. We have tested this hypothesis in a global climate model with a state-of-the-art representation of cirrus clouds and find that cirrus cloud seeding has the potential to cancel the entire warming caused by human activity from pre-industrial times to present day. However, the desired effect is only obtained for seeding particle concentrations that lie within an optimal range. With lower than optimal particle concentrations, a seeding exercise would have no effect. Moreover, a higher than optimal concentration results in an over-seeding that could have the deleterious effect of prolonging cirrus lifetime and contributing to global warming.
Publication Date: Mar 22, 2013
Document ID:
(Acquired Apr 30, 2013)
Report/Patent Number: GSFC-E-DAA-TN8107
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Geophysical Research Letters; Volume 40; 178-182
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNG11HP16A; 216763/F11; 184714/S30; 207711/E10
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
National Research Council; Norway
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 5p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution under U.S. Government purpose rights; under NASA grant NNG11HP16A


I went city and listened at what them men were saying, well mam, I'm pickled in a jar of moonshine if I know...

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