Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

  1. #1
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,665

    Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    :MandJ: :MandJ: :MandJ:

    I don't know about the rest of you living here in Ohio, but the ice storm that hit this part of the state was the worst ever.

    It hit us last Wednesday morning, and not only this entire county, but the most of the NW part of the state was paralyzed with no power (heat, running water, etc). Everyone's been living like the Amish for the last 5-6 days!

    In fact, there are still "pockets" without power yet. I've never personally witnessed such devastation while driving around the county. I've come to the conclusion that I will have a generator whenever this happens again.

    When you live out in the country, you also find out just how far down the totem pole you are when it comes to getting your power restored.

    We left the area last Thursday and wasn't able to return until this past Sunday evening. We stayed at my brother's house in Springfield.

    The kids finally went back to school yesterday, and it wasn't until last night that we got cable TV and internet back. It kinda brought back memories of my youth, having to use rabbit ears, and only being able to get 4-5 channels on the ol' TV set. The kids thought it sucked though!

    These pics are taken at my home. My beautiful maple trees are shot. So much for shade this summer. Now I gotta get the ol chain saw out and get it cut up.
    Last edited by GAC; 07-20-2006 at 06:20 AM.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Future Reds All Star TeamMorris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    TeamBoone's basement
    Posts
    1,416

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    WOW ! I knew it was bad but....just wow!!

  4. #3
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,665

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    And I've already had John-boy and Billy-bob stop by, with their chainsaw in hand, and in their 1970 Ford F100 pck'em up, asking me if I'd like them to clean this mess up.

    I said "What mess?"
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  5. #4
    For a Level Playing Field RedFanAlways1966's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Oakwood, OH
    Posts
    11,687

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    Wow. Those pics really tell the story, GAC. Too bad the Dayton Daily News can't print pics like an amateur-photographer can here at RZ. Their pics did not at all tell the story like yours above. My company has a facility in Celina, OH and their phones were out for two days b/c of the ice. Now they have been on the verge of being flooded by Grand Lake.

    The power outages are bad. For those out-of-towners... there have been some carbon monoxide (the silent and odorless killer) deaths in this part of the world. People are running generators to stay warm and without proper ventilation the gas gets them. Very sad. So be careful GAC if you get that generator (I am sure you will be).

    Temps are supposed to plumment today in our parts. No coat needed this morning, but temps are supposed to drop 30 degrees by the time we leave work today. High of 64 degrees in Dayton yesterday (4 degrees from the all-time record high for that day)... forecast says high of 25 degrees this Saturday. Still... 25 degrees in January is not bad!
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

  6. #5
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,665

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    I work outside of Anna, Ohio '66. Alot of my co-workers are from the Lima-Celina-St Mary's area. They too were hit very hard.

    When I get a generator I plan on having a professional do the wiring/installation so it's done right. Since this storm, we've had several deaths from generators not properly venilated. Also had several house fires from people using kerosene heaters. Why people leave these things unattended I'll never know.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Coatesville, PA
    Posts
    236

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    I sorrily know what this is all about. In Jan 1998 we experienced 2 strait days of icing. Reports were that the ice accumulated up to 2.5 inches. We had no electricity for 14 days, although we did have a generator after about 4 days. The phone was out for a month. Many homes had roof problems wether they collapsed or leaked. The trees that survived are still in the recovery mode. From what some of the local experts on trees told me is that if the trees make it through 2 summers they should survive. I have pictures somewhere, but can't find them right now. I feel for you GAC, these storms are devistating.

  8. #7
    Matt's Dad RANDY IN INDY's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    Posts
    15,268

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    Reminds me of the ice storm that we had here in Charlotte a while back. Hang in there, buddy!

  9. #8
    Plays The Right Way Hap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    796.357
    Posts
    1,718

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    I also was hit by this same storm. I was without power for six days. Every single street here in Ada was littered with fallen limbs and power lines. The ONU campus literally looked as if it had been hit by a tornado.

    http://www.adaherald.com/
    .

  10. #9
    The Lineups stink. KronoRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West N. Carolina
    Posts
    55,621

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    Wow GAC..just wow
    Go Gators!

  11. #10
    Hey Cubs Fans RFS62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    16,601

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    Wow, hate to see those nice trees take a beating.

    Hunker down there, Nanook.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    ~ Mark Twain

  12. #11
    MarsArmyGirl RosieRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    2,783

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming

    GAC, that just sucks. I'm sorry about your trees ... they look so sad!

    Ice storms are just devestating. I went through a few when I lived in upstate NY; it's so much worse than snow. Hang in there!

  13. #12
    tom browning
    Guest

    Re: Why I Don't Believe In Global Warming



Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25