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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

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    What are your views on the great western drought ?
    It's all Obama's fault?
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    It's all Obama's fault?
    Probably. Unless it was Bush and the Koch Brothers. (I still remember that some folks on these message boards actually believed that George Bush or Dick Cheney personally placed explosive charges and blew up the levees so that New Orleans would flood during Katrina. )

    Of course the AGW proponents are promoting the drought as a result of global warming. Just as they promote too much rain or snow or too hot or too cold or too windy or too calm on as a result of global warming. Whoops correction: global warming is now out of favor and the code word is climate change even though the concern is that the climate is warming.

    But the fact is that the climate does change. It always has. New Mexico's current drought is an exceptional drought because conditions are more dry that can be previously identified in the historical record. But the chances are that it has been as dry sometime in the past just as we know it was once covered by shallow seas and rain forests. Nothing stays exactly the same on Planet Earth.

    California's current drought is not unprecedented either.

    California's current drought is being billed as the driest period in the state's recorded rainfall history. But scientists who study the West's long-term climate patterns say the state has been parched for much longer stretches before that 163-year historical period began.

    And they worry that the "megadroughts" typical of California's earlier history could come again.

    Through studies of tree rings, sediment and other natural evidence, researchers have documented multiple droughts in California that lasted 10 or 20 years in a row during the past 1,000 years -- compared to the mere three-year duration of the current dry spell. The two most severe megadroughts make the Dust Bowl of the 1930s look tame: a 240-year-long drought that started in 850 and, 50 years after the conclusion of that one, another that stretched at least 180 years. . . .
    California drought: Past dry periods have lasted more than 200 years, scientists say - San Jose Mercury News
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    During the early 70's we use to go up in the mountains and party big time on the Kern River.

    The Kern use to be the only river in SoCal where you could go wild river rafting.

    The Kern is considered one of the most dangerous rivers in California.

    The photo was actually taken in 2008. This drought has been going on ever since Obama started campaigning for the Democrat nomination for President. Don't #### with Mother Nature.
    LOL. Even the drought is Obama's fault. It's the Obamadrought.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    What are your views on the great western drought ?
    Lack of sun activity.

    Liberals blame man for everything. Intelligent people who deal with facts and reality know it's the sun.

    Agriculture consumes 80% of California's water. The Salinas Valley is known as the "Salad Bowl" of America. Being a real man, I'm not into rabbit food. But I'm very concerned about the cattle industry in California with the affects the drought is having on the ranchers.

    Right now because the lack of water the ranchers in California are selling off their cattle. You will see a small drop on the price of beef in the West in the stores then it will sky rocket. In fact I have noticed a $1. per pound drop at the stores last week.

    We have had "liberal nanny state" water police in many municipalities in Southern California for well over a decade now. Get caught washing your car, watering your lawn on the wrong day or the wrong time of day, your issued a ticket. Gay bath houses are exempt from water conservation regulations for some strange reason.

    If Governor Moonbeam goes as far as signing into law mandatory water consumption reduction is when I will start taking hour long showers and washing all of my vehicles every day. There are to many damn people living in California today and the Democrats ion Sacramento still have the welcome matt set out at the California-Mexico border.

    I remember when the population of California was 12 million, it's more than tripled in my life time. A couple of weeks ago the libs in Sacramento were having orgasms because California's population will soon be 50 million and that's why California needs high speed rail service from no where to no where they claimed.

    The progressives many decades ago conducted the most scientific study ever conducted on population. They looked at every thing from crime, education, culture, standards of living and natural resources in America from soil, minerals, water, weather patterns, timber, crops production, etc. The findings were that America can be a prosperous country if the population was capped at 150 million. It's called the "Dillingham Commission Report to Congress."

    I remember when America hit that 150 million number during the 1950's. I also remember when the government use to run commercials on television telling Americans to stop having so many babies during the early 1960's. But in 1965 the Democrat Party noticed when the middle class grew, wages increased and people paid more taxes, they seem to vote the Republican ticket. The Democrat Party can't survive without misery and poverty. The solution was open our borders and bring in unskilled, uneducated immigrants who are extremely likely to become dependent on government for free stuff. The Democrats ignored the progressives "Dillingham Commission Report" that there was only enough natural resources including water to support a population of 150 million. In less than my life time America's population has more than doubled.

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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Lack of sun activity.

    Liberals blame man for everything. Intelligent people who deal with facts and reality know it's the sun.

    Agriculture consumes 80% of California's water. The Salinas Valley is known as the "Salad Bowl" of America. Being a real man, I'm not into rabbit food. But I'm very concerned about the cattle industry in California with the affects the drought is having on the ranchers.

    Right now because the lack of water the ranchers in California are selling off their cattle. You will see a small drop on the price of beef in the West in the stores then it will sky rocket. In fact I have noticed a $1. per pound drop at the stores last week.

    We have had "liberal nanny state" water police in many municipalities in Southern California for well over a decade now. Get caught washing your car, watering your lawn on the wrong day or the wrong time of day, your issued a ticket. Gay bath houses are exempt from water conservation regulations for some strange reason.

    If Governor Moonbeam goes as far as signing into law mandatory water consumption reduction is when I will start taking hour long showers and washing all of my vehicles every day. There are to many damn people living in California today and the Democrats ion Sacramento still have the welcome matt set out at the California-Mexico border.

    I remember when the population of California was 12 million, it's more than tripled in my life time. A couple of weeks ago the libs in Sacramento were having orgasms because California's population will soon be 50 million and that's why California needs high speed rail service from no where to no where they claimed.

    The progressives many decades ago conducted the most scientific study ever conducted on population. They looked at every thing from crime, education, culture, standards of living and natural resources in America from soil, minerals, water, weather patterns, timber, crops production, etc. The findings were that America can be a prosperous country if the population was capped at 150 million. It's called the "Dillingham Commission Report to Congress."

    I remember when America hit that 150 million number during the 1950's. I also remember when the government use to run commercials on television telling Americans to stop having so many babies during the early 1960's. But in 1965 the Democrat Party noticed when the middle class grew, wages increased and people paid more taxes, they seem to vote the Republican ticket. The Democrat Party can't survive without misery and poverty. The solution was open our borders and bring in unskilled, uneducated immigrants who are extremely likely to become dependent on government for free stuff. The Democrats ignored the progressives "Dillingham Commission Report" that there was only enough natural resources including water to support a population of 150 million. In less than my life time America's population has more than doubled.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Lack of sun activity.

    Liberals blame man for everything. Intelligent people who deal with facts and reality know it's the sun.

    Agriculture consumes 80% of California's water. The Salinas Valley is known as the "Salad Bowl" of America. Being a real man, I'm not into rabbit food. But I'm very concerned about the cattle industry in California with the affects the drought is having on the ranchers.

    Right now because the lack of water the ranchers in California are selling off their cattle. You will see a small drop on the price of beef in the West in the stores then it will sky rocket. In fact I have noticed a $1. per pound drop at the stores last week.

    We have had "liberal nanny state" water police in many municipalities in Southern California for well over a decade now. Get caught washing your car, watering your lawn on the wrong day or the wrong time of day, your issued a ticket. Gay bath houses are exempt from water conservation regulations for some strange reason.

    If Governor Moonbeam goes as far as signing into law mandatory water consumption reduction is when I will start taking hour long showers and washing all of my vehicles every day. There are to many damn people living in California today and the Democrats ion Sacramento still have the welcome matt set out at the California-Mexico border.

    I remember when the population of California was 12 million, it's more than tripled in my life time. A couple of weeks ago the libs in Sacramento were having orgasms because California's population will soon be 50 million and that's why California needs high speed rail service from no where to no where they claimed.

    The progressives many decades ago conducted the most scientific study ever conducted on population. They looked at every thing from crime, education, culture, standards of living and natural resources in America from soil, minerals, water, weather patterns, timber, crops production, etc. The findings were that America can be a prosperous country if the population was capped at 150 million. It's called the "Dillingham Commission Report to Congress."

    I remember when America hit that 150 million number during the 1950's. I also remember when the government use to run commercials on television telling Americans to stop having so many babies during the early 1960's. But in 1965 the Democrat Party noticed when the middle class grew, wages increased and people paid more taxes, they seem to vote the Republican ticket. The Democrat Party can't survive without misery and poverty. The solution was open our borders and bring in unskilled, uneducated immigrants who are extremely likely to become dependent on government for free stuff. The Democrats ignored the progressives "Dillingham Commission Report" that there was only enough natural resources including water to support a population of 150 million. In less than my life time America's population has more than doubled.
    Once again, my sig line is proving correct. Even the weather brings about a discussion liberals and politics. Sure, all the liberals are blaming the drought on human activities. Here's an example:

    Is It Judgment? Midwest Drought Turning America’s Breadbasket Into Wastebasket

    Dang liberals, blaming everything on gay marriage and the like.

    People who deliberately waste water during a drought must be liberals too.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    LOL. Even the drought is Obama's fault. It's the Obamadrought.
    Pretending I'm a liberal, it's Bush's fault. The drought started during the Bush administration.

    That was fun.

    The left believes that government can control the weather. I don't concur. Government can regulate how water is used. They can regulate how the underground water tables are replenished. They can control our rivers. (The Constitution gave that responsibility to the U.S. Army, Army Corps of Engineers.)

    I remember over on the old Politico Forum there were a number of Europeans who brought up how government made it illegal to capture rain run off from one's roof, that the rain water had to be allowed to replenish the water table underground or runoff into streams and rivers.

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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Once again, my sig line is proving correct. Even the weather brings about a discussion liberals and politics. Sure, all the liberals are blaming the drought on human activities. Here's an example:

    Is It Judgment? Midwest Drought Turning America’s Breadbasket Into Wastebasket

    Dang liberals, blaming everything on gay marriage and the like.

    People who deliberately waste water during a drought must be liberals too.
    The fundementalists were right, god is punishing us for gay marriage, by making californians move out......

    he could've just droughted Washington the day we passed it, but that would be too easy, instead we die a slow death of valley girls and techies moving in and taking over our neighborhoods....
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Pretending I'm a liberal, it's Bush's fault. The drought started during the Bush administration.

    That was fun.

    The left believes that government can control the weather. I don't concur. Government can regulate how water is used. They can regulate how the underground water tables are replenished. They can control our rivers. (The Constitution gave that responsibility to the U.S. Army, Army Corps of Engineers.)

    I remember over on the old Politico Forum there were a number of Europeans who brought up how government made it illegal to capture rain run off from one's roof, that the rain water had to be allowed to replenish the water table underground or runoff into streams and rivers.
    Oh, by all means, let's continue to argue over whether the drought is Bush's fault or Obama's. Since "the left" believes that the government can control the weather (??!!), then "the left" must think it's Bush's fault.. oh, right, Bush was a leftie, too. Let's see, just who might this "left" who thinks the government controls the weather blame the drought on? Let's see... can't be anyone in government, as it's made up mostly of liberals... must be the Libertarians. Yeah, that's it, the "left" thinks the libertarians caused the drought.
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