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Re: 'Murica

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:48 am

Never mind the sign in the back window.

Is that really an available official vanity plate pattern? :o
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:31 am

Surely it violates the separation of church and plate?

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Re: 'Murica

Post by WildCat » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:12 pm

I assume he's missing his front teeth and spells "wrath" the way he pronounces it.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by xouper » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:32 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:48 am
Never mind the sign in the back window.

Is that really an available official vanity plate pattern? :o
Apparently, yes.

Go here and enter the search term ibelievesc (or click the "load more" button 22 times to see all 176 of them):

http://scdmvonline.com/Vehicle-Owners/L ... te-Gallery

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I like this one:

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I'm guessing that from the fewer number of digits allowed, they don't expect as many orders for that one.

They even have vanity plates for a few universities from other states. :shock:

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:15 pm

They've even got one for Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune :coolspecs:
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Re: 'Murica

Post by xouper » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:20 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:15 pm
They've even got one for Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune :coolspecs:
She has her own stamp (from 1985), so why not also a license plate from her home state?

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Re: 'Murica

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Fid » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:47 am

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Damn. Thought it wasn't going to reach Atlanta!
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:13 pm

Well, the edge of the storm did cool things down enough for me to enjoy a nice patio dinner of the finest cuisine buford highway has to offer.

Proof that every cloud does have a silver lining.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:06 am

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Political humor…

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:40 pm

California to launch its own satellite

Speaking to the Global Climate Action Summit, California Governor Jerry Brown told the crowd that the state is working to launch a satellite to track climate change and "help the world dramatically reduce these destructive emissions."

The details: California is partnering with San Francisco-based Earth imaging company Planet Labs to build the satellite which aims to track pollutants with "unprecedented precision," and is expected to be able to detect the "point source" of climate pollutants, including super pollutants. Initial funding for the project is coming from private donors. "With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we’re launching our own damn satellite," Gov. Brown told the audience.
https://www.axios.com/california-to-lau ... 23c71.html

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Re: 'Murica

Post by xouper » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:23 pm

Witness wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:40 pm
California to launch its own satellite

Speaking to the Global Climate Action Summit, California Governor Jerry Brown told the crowd that the state is working to launch a satellite to track climate change and "help the world dramatically reduce these destructive emissions."

The details: California is partnering with San Francisco-based Earth imaging company Planet Labs to build the satellite which aims to track pollutants with "unprecedented precision," and is expected to be able to detect the "point source" of climate pollutants, including super pollutants. Initial funding for the project is coming from private donors. "With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we’re launching our own damn satellite," Gov. Brown told the audience.
https://www.axios.com/california-to-lau ... 23c71.html
If the science is settled and they already know what to do to mitigate global warming, then what do they need this satellite for?

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Grammatron » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:26 pm

To gather data and track change because they don't trust the Feds to do that.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by xouper » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:32 pm

xouper wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:23 pm
If the science is settled and they already know what to do to mitigate global warming, then what do they need this satellite for?
Grammatron wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:26 pm
To gather data and track change because they don't trust the Feds to do that.
Is that admission on their part that they don't have confidence in the data they already have in order to mitigate global warming?

What policy decisions require any of this new data they hope to get?

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Grammatron » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:42 pm

xouper wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:32 pm
xouper wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:23 pm
If the science is settled and they already know what to do to mitigate global warming, then what do they need this satellite for?
Grammatron wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:26 pm
To gather data and track change because they don't trust the Feds to do that.
Is that admission on their part that they don't have confidence in the data they already have in order to mitigate global warming?

What policy decisions require any of this new data they hope to get?
Not necessarily. If tomorrow Feds decide to ends satellite monitoring of things like: temperatures trends, erosion, pollution, etc.; California can step in and monitor it itself. It's not that odd, California has its own EPA and such.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by xouper » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:09 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:42 pm
. . . If tomorrow Feds decide to ends satellite monitoring of things like: temperatures trends, erosion, pollution, etc.; California can step in and monitor it itself. . . .
My question remains, why?

What policy questions depend on this new data?

What will this proposed satellite get them that they can't already do now to stop global warming?

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:57 pm

And will it quantify the warming due to superfluous satellite launches?

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Re: 'Murica

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:10 pm

Shouldn't that last one be in "the past is a foreign country"?
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