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 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 39 (view)
 
Nihilism
Posted: 1/5/2012 8:05:30 AM
Life is a pointless and futile enterprise terminating in the grave.

This much is true.

Mentioning it will not get you many dates, also true.

After all, has it worked for you so far?

This is why you guys are still hanging out in the forums. Give it up, you are never going to get laid hanging out here arguing with each other, massaging your own egos and possibly other intimate portions of yourselves.

Chicks do not dig this. If you want to get anything out of this miserable and sorry dream of meat, give up the debate and try to be charming instead.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 991 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 11/26/2011 12:39:03 AM
Good to the last drop
Perfect shower of delight
With soapy bodies.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 19 (view)
 
Question about Saturn
Posted: 11/7/2011 9:35:30 PM
Maybe comets get snagged by Saturn gravity passing by? It would account for the ice...

But why not Jupiter more so, then?

Nice thread.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 2 (view)
 
The wreck
Posted: 11/7/2011 7:45:40 PM
From the first smile
To the first coffee
To the first afterglow
To the last restraining order
We moved fast.

Speed kills.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 923 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 11/7/2011 7:39:15 PM
Exquisite substance,
A tapestry of jewels
Forming the night sky.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 922 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 11/7/2011 3:11:19 PM
Silenced, his bytching
Ceased, and he began to see
His many errors...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 17 (view)
 
Chemistry help...
Posted: 11/2/2011 9:02:02 PM
Would look up meanings of words on the Internet and make my own.

Good question, tough to get anywhere without knowing the nomenclature, like working as a nurse without knowledge of anatomy.

Think of it as a "body of knowledge" with its own peculiar layout, maybe? Best of luck- I personally loved Chemistry, but it didn't always love me back, particularly in lab.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 895 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 11/2/2011 7:41:29 PM
Web you're caught up in
Spans the globe, cyberknocking
On your monitor.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 112 (view)
 
New study into global temperatures
Posted: 11/2/2011 1:58:01 AM
As examples of how desperate the IPCC cultists are to press any and all events into service to bolster their preposterous claims I recall an issue of MOTHERJONES magazine, with a claim that a lake in Chad was drying up as evidence. All lakes dry up eventually, they are transitory features compared to rivers, see Great Salt Lake, once an inland sea.

Another claim in that same story was that AGW was causing the atmosphere to expand, producing drag on satellites and orbital decay. Below geosynchronous orbit, all orbits decay and re-entry is inevitable, while above GEO all orbital paths drift AWAY into escape from Earth's gravity well, which is the reason the Moon is receding.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 109 (view)
 
New study into global temperatures
Posted: 11/2/2011 1:46:16 AM
Finnish television:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unKZhr3JMhA&list=PLD0A6BB60B3C9C62F

Is that on your list, too, buster? Sorry, was referring to the eponymous lyingcheat...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 107 (view)
 
New study into global temperatures
Posted: 11/2/2011 1:18:18 AM
So many scandals, so little time...

http://notrickszone.com/climate-scandals/

I have taken to wearing my mask, snorkel, and fins everywhere, in anticipation of the rising sea level. We'll see just how "crazy" it is when Phoenix is UNDER WATER!!!

HAHhahahahaha!!!!

I figure that if IPCC is correct, it should take about a week.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 105 (view)
 
New study into global temperatures
Posted: 11/2/2011 12:45:02 AM
"Nice rant, rpl. Did I pick the right line to sum up your thoughts?

So....I guess that means all those national science organizations have consciously chosen to endorse a theory that has no basis in science. As have the 184 governments that support the IPCC. That's one hell of a conspiracy theory you've got there.

Common sense says that if you add a lot of something to the atmosphere and dramatically alter the landscape, change is to be expected.

Reason tells us that it would be prudent to understand and do what we can to minimize the negative impacts of our actions.

And the scientific method has provided us much needed detail about what we've done, what the likely consequences are depending on what we do next, and how best to make good choices.

It's an insult to reject all of that based on groundless claims that every independent investigation has shown to be baseless.

Warming has stopped? Huh. I could have sworn that all three major dataset sources show the last decade to be the warmest in recorded human history. I guess if your fever plateaus at 103 F for a while that means you're not sick any more, right?"- wvwaterfall
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
So "common sense" and "consensus" are more important to you than "proof" and "logic", is that right?

Well, buddy, "common sense" and "consensus" have led to more witch hunts than anything else, if you will look at the historical record. While you're there in the historical record, look up "The Little Ice Age" or "The Medieval Climate Optimum"...

What reason should be telling you is to examine your assumptions.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 104 (view)
 
New study into global temperatures
Posted: 11/2/2011 12:28:32 AM
"Considering the shear volume of postings"- earthpuppy

1.) You mean "SHEER volume", and

2.) You are no slouch in the volume department, or that of vapidity for that matter.

As ye sow, so shall ye reap.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 103 (view)
 
New study into global temperatures
Posted: 11/2/2011 12:21:30 AM
"Earthpuppy I'd say you've hit upon something there. It makes no logical sense for someone to come up with such a fantastic volume of utter trite as that posted by mikewm unless they are being paid!"- MrNiell

I think you mean "tripe", since that is a noun, and "trite" is an adjective.

So, what should global temperature be, and once we settle THAT question, we can figure out how to achieve the goal. Then we can put the tides on a more reasonable schedule and fix it so there are exactly 360 days in a year and 12 months of equal duration- just don't screw with my weekends.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 892 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 11/1/2011 11:08:32 PM
Ya get more that way,
More is good and better is
Better still, agreed?
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 808 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/16/2011 5:42:44 AM
Which one would you choose?
Two paths diverged in a wood,
Follow Robert Frost?
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 801 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/14/2011 11:31:36 AM
High riding currents
Flooding through my heart, the song
Of passionate blood!
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 783 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/12/2011 12:30:14 AM
Don't discriminate?
These lips, like certain rooms, are
For ladies only...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 10 (view)
 
can life exist if not carbon based
Posted: 10/10/2011 11:47:05 PM
Hi there, sports fans!

What do you make of THIS:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20906-lifelike-cells-are-made-of-metal.html
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 767 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/10/2011 11:48:33 AM
Our weather patterns
Remind me that I miss her,
Drought of affection.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 748 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/8/2011 11:07:38 AM
Put them to good use
These arms of mine I will fill
With willing woman.

With willing woman
Not easy to find but so
Worthy of effort.

Worthy of effort?
My job, not so much, but it
At least pays the bills.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 724 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/5/2011 6:50:54 PM
Jump in with both feet,
"My dear, you dance divinely!"
In my living room.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 720 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/5/2011 3:46:06 PM
Flicked! A secret game
Of sly smiles, furtive touches,
Double meaning jokes...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 697 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/2/2011 3:28:47 PM
Reading from same book,
Playing different roles in
Staged melodrama...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 677 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/1/2011 1:55:49 PM
Length or mastery?
Life is too short not to have
Both, apply within...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 667 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/29/2011 4:57:29 PM
Swine of yesterday,
Good riddance to you, suckers!
Tomorrow beckons!
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 660 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/27/2011 4:43:43 PM
Heart still deeply scarred,
Wonder what tomorrow brings,
Healing or more pain?
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 633 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/23/2011 6:16:57 PM
Human trash bucket,
Dispose of worn out, useless
Emotions pronto.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 16 (view)
 
Group Selection in Evolution?: Jews as a Case-Study
Posted: 9/23/2011 11:49:02 AM
It is a fact that Jews, particularly Ashkenazi Jews, are over-represented in certain fields, particularly Nobel laureates. Is this a genetic or cultural phenomenon?

One genetic theory is that production and retention of sphingolipids in the nervous system is increased, but this also results in the genetic diseases of Tay-Sachs, Niemann-Pick, and Gaucher's syndromes.

There are other cultures, principally Asian ones, which excel academically without such heritage. Moreover, pointing out such academic success in these groups is not derogatory and I fail to see why any part of this topic should be considered "ANTISEMITIC" or otherwise taboo.

More than likely to me, it is a cultural artifact.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 628 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/23/2011 11:33:34 AM
Taking a chance, love-
Will you respond or simply
Laugh and turn away?
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 594 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/18/2011 7:40:14 PM
New Orleans, Japan,
We all suffer under the
Same sun, and laugh, too.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 4 (view)
 
quarks
Posted: 9/15/2011 11:03:44 PM
Gravity is reputedly the weakest of the major forces, if I am not mistaken. Paradoxically it can initiate stellar ignition and nucleosynthesis. Cool thread.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 12 (view)
 
Chinese Space Station
Posted: 9/15/2011 10:58:54 PM
Same God who made numbers.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 575 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/15/2011 10:57:13 PM
So full of delight!
We roll apart, spent, panting,
Tingling every nerve...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 562 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/14/2011 8:18:29 PM
"Stick to poetry,"
She said, must have heard about
The way that I kiss...

The way that I kiss,
Well, makes these verses look good
By comparison.

By comparison
He wondered whether Shakespeare
Was a lousy lay?
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 89 (view)
 
Depopulation
Posted: 9/14/2011 8:08:31 PM
Agreed, and thank you for the comment- ironically the smallest of creatures are most likely to feast on us now, necrotizing fasciitis, etc.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 14 (view)
 
I wrote this about 2 years ago not sure if its a poem but read it and tell me
Posted: 9/14/2011 8:00:06 PM
Yes the urge to procreate before death risk drives it jaded palates find new savor in fresh young flesh consume it utterly before the fall of night.

Or maybe just get a burger.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 560 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/14/2011 7:54:28 PM
Moi? Ca va , bien
Oy gevalt already, I'm
In over my head!
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 61 (view)
 
basic engineering
Posted: 9/14/2011 7:49:55 PM
China has been through quite a bit in the the XXth century and is more culturally diverse than one might readily expect, multilingual, etc., though Mandarin IS gaining ground as the national official language.

China is INDUSTRIALIZED, while most of Africa is not- it is mostly just a source of raw materials, as Paul K pointed out. This is the biggest and most significant difference. China has a large, well-educated and industrious population and this is a strength rather than a liability. It HAS MORE PEOPLE USING MORE ENERGY PER CAPITA than any African nation, not coincidentally, and the rate of energy usage is growing.

No industrialized country can be run on terrestrial solar energy, so it is not surprising China has plans to double its nuclear generating capacity by 2020, to double THAT figure by 2030, and to continue that policy to at least 2040.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_policy_of_the_People's_Republic_of_China#Nuclear_power
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 11 (view)
 
SKYLON Mission Profile
Posted: 9/14/2011 7:05:35 PM
Sails, then. No kidding, you can get up to a nice fraction of lightspeed expending no propellant, but there ARE tradeoffs. Space is radioactive already, but then, so is Earth.

I say we leave the Greenies behind, anyhow.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 556 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/14/2011 6:58:06 PM
All empty inside?
A house destitute of love,
Full of furniture.

Full of furniture,
A mind preoccupied with
Memories of love.

Memories of love,
Covered with dust and cobwebs,
Open a window!
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 554 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/14/2011 5:14:45 PM
Walking railway tracks
Pioneering memory
Iron Horse thunders...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 124 (view)
 
the upside down slide backwards from the bottom
Posted: 9/14/2011 1:45:15 AM
In the Corners

In the corners
Stand the Rooks
Stalwart guardians
Patiently waiting.

Not erratic Knights
Nor Bishops bound
To monochrome
Nor stumbling Pawns,

They wait
Biding their time
For consummation,
The Endgame.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Dating + cloning = interesting story
Posted: 9/14/2011 1:27:13 AM
In "Time Enough For Love", by Robert A. Heinlein, Lazarus Long has to deal with not one but TWO female versions of himself AND travels back in time to bonk his own mother.

So nothing new, or even shocking here by comparison.

If I personally were to create a clone harem of female Hibernians I could very easily see all sorts of drama arising because of extended arguments I have internally as matters stand- after all, what is the common denominator in all your protagonist's "emotionally abusive" relationships?

HIM, that's what.

Why not "mitigate the negative" in your semi-autobiographical character instead?

Now I am going to watch "Lars And The Real Girl" again, 'bye...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 547 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/13/2011 9:37:15 PM
Discover new wings?
To soar, to sing, in high flight,
Slipping surly bonds.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 544 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/13/2011 7:41:15 PM
Rough passions ignite
Fierce longings for my lover
Now too far away...
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 529 (view)
 
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 9/12/2011 10:38:31 PM
To our destiny
Broken, wounded as we are,
We stagger bravely...

Oh, SMELL the melodrama, or is it SMELLODRAMA?

Apologies tendered to all.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 113 (view)
 
the upside down slide backwards from the bottom
Posted: 9/12/2011 8:39:33 PM
Bukowski would probably say
You need more beer but
Not all of us are fit
To vomit in pianos.
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 3 (view)
 
Lost
Posted: 9/12/2011 8:36:25 PM
"Plagiarize,
Let no one else's work evade your eyes,
Remember why the good Lord made your eyes,
So don't shade your eyes,
But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize -
Only be sure always to call it please 'research'."

Stolen from Tom Lehrer's "Lobachevsky"
 Hibernian1960
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 111 (view)
 
the upside down slide backwards from the bottom
Posted: 9/12/2011 8:23:48 PM
The Fisherman

Once there was ANOTHER guy
Who went fishing for sharks
He chummed the waters heavily
With buckets of blood and stinky fish guts
Drinking steadily his beer.

He fell overboard
And was eaten
But not in a good way.
 
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