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May 23, 2024 - 2:07 pm
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Woke up to 5 inches of snow here in Florence, Montana this morning.  Supposed to be in the low 80’s by this time next week.  I was born and raised in Montana, so I’m not complaining.  That’s just the way it is.  You either get used to it or move!

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I’ve seen too many drought years to complain about moisture in Big Sky Country.

Besides, you know the old joke: We save lots of money on calendars in Montana, since there are only three pages: July, August, & WINTER.

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No complaints here, looks like we got close to 12 inches in the Bitterroot/Selway range and we really need it.

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At the 2022 Colorado Collector’s Gun Show in Colorado Springs, we woke up to this “surprise” on Friday….  Surprised    Yep, “climate change” is real, that’s what weather does…it’s constantly changing!  Global warming?… well, that’s another effort to extract money from people.

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Not in May, but I’ve seen over half a ft in late April, & this part of the country does NOT need the water–we’re overflowing with it!

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Mini monsoon moved thru my little spot on the N Texas prairie yesterday, dumped about 1.5” of rain in well under an hour. I’m up to 21.42” of rain so far this year and we never complain about too much rain. My flooded front yard contains at least a dozen crawdads and at night the frogs are almost deafening. Good thing I have a 4WD lawnmower.

 

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Climate change is the new COVID.  The media and the liberals are trying their best to scare as many people as possible.  The climate of the earth has been changing since the beginning of time and will continue for the rest of the existence of the earth.  The burning of fossil fuels does negatively effect the climate.  But why choke the necks of the US citizen while China, Russia and India do nothing.  We buy our fuels from our enemies who use no environmentally safe procedures.  If pulled out of the ground here we would be forced to do it as clean as we could.  They are just moving the problem out of sight.  We need to phase out fossil fuels but only has newer and cleaner ways are found.  Not just cut off our heads all at once.  Batteries, wind and solar are not long range solutions but just band aides.  Where I live no new cleaner generating plants have been constructed since the 1970’s.  We get bombarded constantly to save energy because the state or the private owners of the generating plants can’t produce enough energy now.  The earth is being raped of it’s precious metals to create batteries that end up as thousands of pounds of hazardous waste.  Again, the raping is done in our enemies countries and is out of site.

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We need to phase out fossil fuels but only has newer and cleaner ways are found.  

That way was found in the ’60s, & has been continually improved since then:  nuclear energy.  But the same left-wing fanatics who oppose fossil oppose nuclear even more vehemently. 

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Our state supreme leader has shown his first crack.  He recently blocked the shut down of a nuclear plant.  I wonder why?

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Our state supreme leader has shown his first crack.  He recently blocked the shut down of a nuclear plant.  I wonder why? 

Got to give him credit for that.  “Green” lunatics succeeded in closing down one in Vt a couple yrs ago that had operated without a single problem, accident, breakdown, for 40 yrs.  Why?   “Just because.”  Cost of closing it down, dismantling the reactor, etc, was hundreds of millions. 

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I am not going to give him credit for anything.  He has shut down too much already and forced the Utility companies to sell their gas fired generating stations to private entities that do not care about the general public.  Just their pocket books.  Oh gosh, it’s the middle of summer so I can shut down for repairs and raise the rates. 

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Chuck said
I am not going to give him credit for anything.  He has shut down too much already and forced the Utility companies to sell their gas fired generating stations to private entities that do not care about the general public.  Just their pocket books.  Oh gosh, it’s the middle of summer so I can shut down for repairs and raise the rates. 

  

In Texas they are busy shutting down perfectly good coal and some natural gas power plants. Our grid failed during a cold snap they call Uri and people died. I sat in the cold and dark in temps around zero for a couple days, good thing some of my camping gear is stored in my loading room. It comes close to failing during cold spells and heat waves. Texas produces more energy than most countries but we have to curtail usage to avoid taxing our grid. Please forgive me if greenie pols don’t make me feel all warm and fuzzy. 

 

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TXGunNut said In Texas they are busy shutting down perfectly good coal and some natural gas power plants.  

Well I have to agree coal-burning is so polluting it should be eliminated, esp because there’s a non-polluting alternative: nuclear.  “Acid-rain” caused by the drifting smoke from mid-west coal burning has acidified many lakes in western NY that were formerly famous for trout fishing, with the records to prove it.  Now the Cons. Dept. hauls in powdered limestone to spread on the ice in winter to try to neutralize the Ph, but it’s only feasible for the larger lakes accessible by road, & very expensive.

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Gentlemen,

While this topic is germane to current issues, it has nothing to do with “Winchester” firearms.  Therefore, I am locking the topic.  Please do not restart it in a new topic.

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