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Greetings friends,

For quite some time I and many, many others have tried to warn everyone of the disastrous effects of man-made global warming. Those warnings have gone largely unheeded. As a result, the great state of California has been forced to institute mandatory water restrictions. The Sierra-Nevada mountains are now largely devoid of snow. Normally, they would be covered with snow that would slowly melt and feed the streams and rivers of California. Due to our refusal to recognize the rapidly increasing temperatures around our planet, there is no snow and there is no rain. California is just the first, it is a microcosm of what awaits the entire world.

California's mandatory water restrictions must be the template by which all communities around the world use water. We must conserve our water supply now or face a massive death rate of all plants and animals. We must cease to emit carbon emissions immediately, to do otherwise will doom our planet to becoming an inferno in which there will be no water, a very poor atmosphere, and no life.

Please, think globally and act locally to stop man-made global warming.

Peace.

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What are you worried about Rutabaga? You don't bathe. And you have plenty of water from drinking the urine of the illegal aliens you are hiding in your house. You grow your own "organic" veggies for food. So shut the f**k up or I am going to have you shipped off to the looney bin!

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I think I have to agree with Rotatiga on this one. California's water crisis is the result of man. Man moving, no, flocking to a desert and not building adequate water reservoirs. So in reality, this is a man-made crisis, but it is not a window into the future of the world.

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Oh I agree that the problems are from man. Over population. Turning desert into usable land to live on and to raise crops. Which takes excessive amounts of water. The natural water supplies from rivers are either to far away or just inadequate to begin with. The excessive waste of water for golf courses, yards, landscaping. People taking 20 minute showers. When I was a kid, we had well water. We got three minutes to take a shower. We mostly got to take baths only. And mom would regulate the amount of water in the bathtub. My toy battleship, submarine and rubber duckie could barely float!

But I stand on what I said earlier. Rutabaga needs to be shipped off to the looney bin.

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Who the hell left the door open?

It wouldn't be so bad if RT didn't sound so bloody smug about all of this. "Like, man, y'all didn't want to listen to me before. Now look where we are. Not my fault, man, not my fault! I'll save a spot for you in my sod cabin, OK?"

I feel itchie talking about him.

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.I think Royunda is correct, now that I think about it! Rotigulia should be congratulated for his notifying the masses of our mistake, leaving our awful carbon footprint on this earth. Rotillis is the man Well, I swear, I fear, Rottis gonna buy the beer, so hooray for Rotunda, he's a grand ole man!! HOORAY!!

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I really do like you Rotigglia, is it OK for us to be friends? You can call me TC a n maybe I can call you Rot! ?

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Who the hell left the door open?

It wouldn't be so bad if RT didn't sound so bloody smug about all of this. "Like, man, y'all didn't want to listen to me before. Now look where we are. Not my fault, man, not my fault! I'll save a spot for you in my sod cabin, OK?"

I feel itchie talking about him.

Whiz, you sure that itching isn't from an overindulgence of your "herb" garden? :lol:

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Seeing as how the poor people in Cali are no longer to water their lawns, wash their cars or take long showers, today I mowed my lawn, the lawn that I will soon coat with all sorts of chemicals designed to kill weeds, insects, pests, fish, pets, people, etc. After cutting the grass, I treated myself to a twenty minute shower, but only after shaving and allowing the water to run from the faucets the entire time I shaved my beard. Then I turned on the ceiling fans as it is a little warm today, opened the windows, turned on the heat downstairs and the air conditioner upstairs. Now I'm washing my dirty yard clothes with lots of soap to which I add phosphate for that extra cleaning. So I would like to thank Rotortator and all the eco-whackos for using so little so that I could consume so much. :D

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Good ideas there Stans. I think I will drain and refill my hot tub everyday now too. And my swimming pool too. Never know when a bird pooped in it flying over during the day. Plus I need to take a shower for every one of the voices in my head! Thanks Rottentator!

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Why not send the drained water from your baths and hot tubs to your thirsty compatriots in California?

[Hedley Lamarr voice] Hmmm... yes, yes, I can see it now. We use gasoline powered pumps to load the drained water into tanks, use diesel powered lifts to put the tanks onto trailers, then use old, smokey diesel trucks to ship the water to California. With the increase in fossil fuels consumed we will need to drill for even more oil! Muhuhahahaha, hahaha, hahaha, hahaha! [/Hedley Lamarr voice]

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Yes, a win-win scenario! Use more fossil fuel and ship our dirty water to Cali.

It's a beautiful day here in Virginia, I spend a couple of hours spraying heavy duty insecticide on all the wooden posts and rails on my property to try to keep the carpenter bees at bay. Then I sprayed Weed-b-Gone on my lawn to start controlling all the weeds crossing into my yard from my neighbor's weed farm.

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Gotta love the way socialism creates problems that it can't solve. We pay farmers billions of dollars in subsidies not to work arable land all across the USA; meanwhile, here in California, we raise crops in places where there isn't any water because politicans want voters to live in those places. If the second-largest city in the USA wasn't located in a desert down south, California wouldn't have much of a drought crisis. The drought, BTW, can partially be attribituted to too little warming -- the lack of an active El Nino current in the Pacfic to bring rain to California. Meterology is complex, just like math, which is why liberals possess such a sporadic understanding of science. Me, I only water my small lawn twice a week, and I'll probably be forced to cut back to once a week by this summer -- along with cutting back on laundry, bathing, and heaven knows what else. I guess I could take a page from the liberal playbook and start looking around for somebody to blame, but I think I'm better off accepting that the West is in a warming cycle, and looking around for ways to conserve water.

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[snip] Me, I only water my small lawn twice a week, and I'll probably be forced to cut back to once a week by this summer -- along with cutting back on laundry, bathing, and heaven knows what else. I guess I could take a page from the liberal playbook and start looking around for somebody to blame, but I think I'm better off accepting that the West is in a warming cycle, and looking around for ways to conserve water.

I'm tearing out my weed-infested lawn and replacing it with good ol' petroleum-based faux grass. No more watering, no more fertilizers, no more pesticides, and no more lawn mowing be it gas-powered, electric, or just push-mower-labor. All those savings in money and environmental impact over the next few decades ought to offset the teensy bit of non-renewable oil that went into making the plastic polymer-based blades of grass.

And if you think I'm kidding, I'm actually not. Here's one (of many) videos I consulted on how to install it myself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJSMQmoQJHU

The faux grass looks so much like real grass, right down to the yellowed thatch layer, that it's hard to tell it from the real thing. Getting a version that has blades of grass that are a tad longer than normal gives it an even more natural look.

[NOTE: Anyone owning a faux grass installation business reading this, if you want a world-famous Bastard to endorse your faux grass product (that'd be me), in return for a free installation at my place of residence, please private message me ] ;)

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I'd love to see that put down in our Condo Association. Then I could quit dealing with the lawn mowing/maintenance crews every Spring and all summer long screwing up peoples yards, breaking lawn ornaments, etc. My only concern with this set up is the anchor pins. In our extreme climates, will the anchors remain strong deep into the ground? Using them myself to hold down landscape fabric, after a few winters they have the tendency to work their way back up due to the frost causing ground heave from freezing and thawing. They probably don't run into that issue in Australia.

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My yard is a bit big for faux grass, but years ago I considered concrete dyed green.

You should do it just to piss Rutabaga off! :lol:

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You should do it just to piss Rutabaga off! :lol:

I put all sorts of chemicals on my lawn, then mow it with a gasoline powered mower, often I just stand still and let the mower run for a while, all the while I have all the lights inside and outside the house burning, just to piss off Rumpotator. :D

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My only concern with this set up is the anchor pins. In our extreme climates, will the anchors remain strong deep into the ground?

We have two large faux grass installs near my home: one a private residence and the other a day care operation. Both installs are 2+ years old and both look as good now as the day they were installed --- and that's with our Canadian winters.

Methinks if you follow the instructions to put down at least 2-inches of base gravel and then another inch or two of crushed limestone, then compact it good, you won't get too much frost heaving in the spring time. And if the pins do start to ratchet themselves out of the ground, then just tamp 'em back in with your croquet mallet :)

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No snow... you for sure did not travel to New England.. it's still here. I need that global warming to melt it!

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Faux grass, huh? Might be in our future, Doug. I've seen similar installations out here. Looks better than gravel or wood chips. And it seems a world removed from the Astroturf of yore. I dunno, though. I still like the feel and smell of the real thing. But if the water's running out ... :(

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