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

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    I'll tell you what these southern states really need to do, and that's instead of wasting billions in dollars on stupid liberal pet projects they should be spending it on finding an efficient way of turning salt water into fresh water.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    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.
    Maybe you didn't comprehend what I said. It's the SUN. The unexplained lack of activity on the sun. The polar field of the sun was suppose to flip like it does every 14 years or so and it didn't happen. The lack of sun spots.

    Greenland use to be green at one time when the Vikings first discovered Greenland. It will become green again and it's not because of man but the sun.

    There's climate change in the world and there always have been and it's not because of man as the left wants us to believe. It's because of the sun.

    The Earth's polar fields will flip eventually, it's happened before. What will happen, will electric motors start running backwards ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Maybe you didn't comprehend what I said. It's the SUN. The unexplained lack of activity on the sun. The polar field of the sun was suppose to flip like it does every 14 years or so and it didn't happen. The lack of sun spots.

    Greenland use to be green at one time when the Vikings first discovered Greenland. It will become green again and it's not because of man but the sun.

    There's climate change in the world and there always have been and it's not because of man as the left wants us to believe. It's because of the sun.

    The Earth's polar fields will flip eventually, it's happened before. What will happen, will electric motors start running backwards ?
    Yes, you said it was the sun.
    wheter you're right or not, I don't know, and neither does anyone else.
    You also said:

    The left believes that government can control the weather.
    which made me wonder just who this "left" was that thought the government could control the weather.

    You speak of "climate change", but there has been no discussion of the drought being caused by climate change. We've had droughts before, after all. Do you believe the current one is a result of climate change? Why do you think so?
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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.
    Greetings, APACHERAT.

    Our town encourages catching rainwater from the roof, and occasionally offer rain barrels at a huge discount. This eliminates the need for people to use "city" water for watering their gardens and lawn, and washing vehicles. I assume this water eventually makes its way down to the water table, too. This was always a no-brainer for me, since city water contains who-knows-how-many chemicals which are added to make that water safe to drink, which is why I have an additional water purification system in my kitchen for drinking and cooking water. I suppose I could purify rain water for drinking, but so far I haven't needed to.

    Rain water, on the other hand is "pure," being free of those chemicals, which the plants seem to appreciate. However, this past Summer, in the period May 1 through July 17, NE Ohio only had three days when it didn't rain, so there was flooding, because the storm drains couldn't handle the water volume, while other areas such as Houston, Texas were begging for rain. I know, because I was there at that time, due to a broken leg. Mother Nature sure seems to be capricious!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Re the bolded section

    Just how do you know that, I expect it is not widely printed knowledge
    It may not be "printed knowledge" but the LGBT community wants more than the whole nine yards.

    What is printed knowledge, the liberal "Nanny State" has gone into our bathrooms and have told us what kind of crappers we can crap in. Mandatory low flush toilets. You know the kind, take a good dump and you have to flush it three times.

    The biggest advocates for PC crappers has been San Fransisco. As usual with liberals/progressives they never think of the consequences of their continuous agenda of change will have. Just recently San Fransisco started to stink. They couldn't figure out why San Fransisco was becoming to smell like New Jersey.

    Guess what was causing the big stink ? PC toilets, aka low flush toilets. Not enough water when you flush to move the liberals crap through the sewers. The crap was stagnate sitting in the sewers not going any where and stinking up the entire city.

    Low-Flush Toilets: The San Francisco Treat? | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation

    Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF - SFGate
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    It may not be "printed knowledge" but the LGBT community wants more than the whole nine yards.

    What is printed knowledge, the liberal "Nanny State" has gone into our bathrooms and have told us what kind of crappers we can crap in. Mandatory low flush toilets. You know the kind, take a good dump and you have to flush it three times.

    The biggest advocates for PC crappers has been San Fransisco. As usual with liberals/progressives they never think of the consequences of their continues agenda of change will have. Just recently San Fransisco started to stink. They couldn't figure out why San Fransisco was becoming to smell like New Jersey.

    Guess what was causing the big stink ? PC toilets, aka low flush toilets. Not enough water when you flush to move the liberals crap through the sewers. The crap was stagnate sitting in the sewers not going any where and stinking up the entire city.

    Low-Flush Toilets: The San Francisco Treat? | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation

    Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF - SFGate
    I'm trying to imagine the plug that might occur should we try to flush the left vs. right nonsense you're spouting now. It would be better to just pile it up and then plow it into the orchards to make the fruit grow better.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    It may not be "printed knowledge" but the LGBT community wants more than the whole nine yards.

    What is printed knowledge, the liberal "Nanny State" has gone into our bathrooms and have told us what kind of crappers we can crap in. Mandatory low flush toilets. You know the kind, take a good dump and you have to flush it three times.

    The biggest advocates for PC crappers has been San Fransisco. As usual with liberals/progressives they never think of the consequences of their continues agenda of change will have. Just recently San Fransisco started to stink. They couldn't figure out why San Fransisco was becoming to smell like New Jersey.

    Guess what was causing the big stink ? PC toilets, aka low flush toilets. Not enough water when you flush to move the liberals crap through the sewers. The crap was stagnate sitting in the sewers not going any where and stinking up the entire city.

    Low-Flush Toilets: The San Francisco Treat? | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News from The Heritage Foundation

    Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF - SFGate
    You did not answer the question just how did you find out about the gay bath houses?

    I would think it would take some digging about gay bath houses to find that information generally
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, APACHERAT.

    Our town encourages catching rainwater from the roof, and occasionally offer rain barrels at a huge discount. This eliminates the need for people to use "city" water for watering their gardens and lawn, and washing vehicles. I assume this water eventually makes its way down to the water table, too. This was always a no-brainer for me, since city water contains who-knows-how-many chemicals which are added to make that water safe to drink, which is why I have an additional water purification system in my kitchen for drinking and cooking water. I suppose I could purify rain water for drinking, but so far I haven't needed to.

    Rain water, on the other hand is "pure," being free of those chemicals, which the plants seem to appreciate. However, this past Summer, in the period May 1 through July 17, NE Ohio only had three days when it didn't rain, so there was flooding, because the storm drains couldn't handle the water volume, while other areas such as Houston, Texas were begging for rain. I know, because I was there at that time, due to a broken leg. Mother Nature sure seems to be capricious!
    Since they no longer teach history in our schools except revisionist history most Americans are unaware that the western half of America is nothing but a desert. Back during the 1800's the great plains east of the Rockies were called the Great American Desert. West of the Rockies it was mostly nothing but a desert.

    Los Angeles is nothing but a desert, It has to import most of it's water or it couldn't support more than a few hundred thousand people.

    During the 1800's there use to be range wars between the ranchers over water. It's going to get nasty in Northern California.

    When there was water in California you had the federal government cutting off the water to the farmers because the eviormentalist said a little fish smaller than a small sardine was more important than people being able to eat veggies or take a shower.

    Polgaria, been in contact with your sister in No-Cal recently and her perspective on the drought ? Have they dug a well yet ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    You did not answer the question just how did you find out about the gay bath houses?

    I would think it would take some digging about gay bath houses to find that information generally
    It would be better if a gay spoke for the gays.

    Maybe the DP's official gay spoke hole will come along and answer all of your questions for you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    There has been a 14 year drought in this part of the US and if it goes on much longer Las Vegas will be a ghost town. If you own real estate there you should get while the gettin is good. Vegas may be the next Salton Sea resort area.


    LAKE MEAD, Nev.
    - When you head out on Nevada's Lake Mead, the first thing you notice is a white line. That's where the water used to be.
    What did this look like a decade ago?
    "This was all underwater," said Pat Mulroy, the general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. "I mean boats were everywhere. There was a whole marina here."
    Mulroy said that the drought began 14 years ago. Satellite photos show the Colorado River, which feeds Lake Mead, is drying up -- so the lake is rapidly shrinking. Islands are growing, and boats are floating far from where they once were.



    Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply - CBS News
    If Las Vegas is in a draught, it isn’t because of lack of rain.
    Year…………yrs below 2” between 2-4 over 4 inches
    1997-2012………..3…………………6…………………….6
    1982-1996………..1…………………9…………………….5
    1967-1982…………1………………..7…………………….7
    1952-1966…………4………………..5…………………….6
    1937-1951…………1………………..6…………………….8
    Average……………..2.0…………….5.6………………….5.4
    Although Las Vegas had 1 more year below 2 inches than the average since 1937 for a 15 year period, Las Vegas was slightly over in rain fall of between 2-4 inches and over 4 inches, 5.6 to 6 years and 5.4 years to 6 years. I would say rain fall on Las Vegas has been pretty close to average for any 15 year cycle or period.
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