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Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« on: September 24, 2005, 08:52:03 AM »
I couldn't find the news in the original, so I am translating it here. It is from a news agency Makfax:

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A Macedonian from New Jersey claims, that he discovered a way to "stop forever" haracanes in USA. In a letter, sent to the weekly newspaper of the Macedonian immigrants in the USA, "Macedonian Voice", Vlado Fille points, that his discovery will save humanity from the sufferings, brought by the forces of nature.

The agricultural engineer has informed the American authorities, from whom, he awaits an answer to certain demands he made.

For his discovery, Fille demads "the unification of Macedonia in its ethnic borders", the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and 3 billion dollars.

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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2005, 10:10:43 AM »
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2005, 10:30:07 AM »
I would be sceptical.
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2005, 11:43:25 AM »
It's only 3 billion dollars.  I imagine they could go as low as 1 and skip the withdrawal from Iraq.  I say go for it.
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2005, 12:47:01 PM »
They could cough up the 3 billion withdraw and still get out ahead moneywise. That is at least what another 2 years will cost them anyway.
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2005, 04:43:44 PM »
I like his priorities. The billion dollars is last on the list - like it's an add on. Maybe it's a subtle protest against the war.
There's a certain grandness about this: "I will tell you the secrets of the universe if you do the impossible for me, oh and give me 3 billion dollars."  I would love to know his Secret Huricane Stopper. It's probably "Stop emitting greenhouse gases".
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2005, 09:48:08 PM »
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2005, 10:09:25 PM »
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2005, 06:49:03 AM »
His advice will probably simply be "Sign the Kyoto accords." There are reports recently that many people appear to believe hurricanes would stop happening if the accords were signed by the US.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2005, 07:53:41 AM »
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2005, 08:34:12 AM »
His advice will probably simply be "Sign the Kyoto accords." There are reports recently that many people appear to believe hurricanes would stop happening if the accords were signed by the US.

I doubt that the Bush administration would ratify the Kyoto treaty. Afterall, it was signed by Clinton and Bush is known to be close to the industrial conglomerats in the USA, which would heavily object if it happened.
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2005, 12:50:09 AM »
The point of the Kyoto agreement is putting the survival of the earth and human beings in the future ahead of the immediate financial interests of oil etc companies.
We know that Bushie and his Little Mate Johnny won't sign because their priorities are keeping the big power guys happy - it would be nice if they were a little less short-sighted and gutless. I'm just hoping they will be alive to look their grandchildren in the eye and explain why they didn't.

I think we should all follow in the footsteps of this Macedonian man and make our own impossible demands.
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2005, 04:09:00 PM »
I know how to stop those hurricanes.
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2005, 03:29:20 AM »

I think we should all follow in the footsteps of this Macedonian man and make our own impossible demands.
I will provide the solution to world hunger if I can choose the next Pope, have a penthouse apartment overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice and 10 million dollars.

Why the hell do you need to choose the new pope?
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2005, 06:53:06 AM »
I'm Catholic.
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2005, 07:03:38 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2005, 08:16:23 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2005, 09:07:46 AM »
Cool.
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2005, 02:20:38 PM »
His advice will probably simply be "Sign the Kyoto accords." There are reports recently that many people appear to believe hurricanes would stop happening if the accords were signed by the US.

I doubt that the Bush administration would ratify the Kyoto treaty. Afterall, it was signed by Clinton and Bush is known to be close to the industrial conglomerats in the USA, which would heavily object if it happened.

Bush is in favor of the overall goal of the Kyoto accords, but the fact is that the Accords are based on bad science and poor economics.  Let us not speak of that again.

For the record, the president does not ratify treaties, the Senate does.

The Macedonian guy is clearly an idiot with his own screwy agenda to pursue.  There were hurricanes long before global warming, the war in Iraq, or any of that stuff.

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« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2005, 05:39:52 PM »
By bad science do you mean, its not sponsered by the oil companies, and backed by republicans.

While Bush was govenor of texas he changed pollution laws for power and oil companies and made Texas the most polluted state in the Union.  He also cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas government to the tune of billions in borrowed money. 
He also bankrupted his texas oil company but not before selling all his stock.


Its safe to say we can't trust Bush's economical or enviormental choices, givin his history.

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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2005, 06:55:28 PM »
Rastor, the Macedonian guy may have a unique perspective on reality that would respond well to psychotropic drugs. Or he may just be very, very funny. Either way, I admire his largeness of gesture and chutzpah.

Sustainable/renewable energy sources are more expensive at the moment: cutting down emissions from factories will be costly. If our governments put more money into developing the technology it wouldn't be so expensive or difficult. Instead they use terms like 'bad science' to make us believe that global warming is not a problem, and 'poor economics' because "My friends in the oil business wouldn't like it if I caused a drop in their profits " doesn't sound nearly as good. It's a question of initial pain/future gain - funnily enough they never have a problem with this when they have to cut services.
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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2005, 10:25:47 PM »
In his first 3 years bush took 250 vaction days, or around 27% of his time.
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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2005, 02:50:03 AM »
Global warming is NOT a Scientific fact. Current global trends in climatechange. The health risks and environmental damage from pollution however...
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Re: Macedonian says he can stop huracanes "forever"
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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2005, 05:04:16 AM »
You know Vel, I think it is. Even before Cliffette posted her large bunch of facts.(Uh-huh! See! I love telemetry.) Ice is melting in the Arctic, Antarctic and the northern hemisphere. Hurricanes are occuring in the South Atlantic ocean which is supposed to be too cold for that. Weird things are happening weatherwise everywhere. i know that Melbourne is consistently experiencing mild winters - where the temperature seldom drops below 16 and it rarely rains. We have sunny days in June. What has the weather been like in Tassie? Better? While Queensland experiences stronger monsoons and flooding. Is this the natural order of things? It took a long time for governments to recognise the health risks and environmental damage from pollution - this stalling over greenhouse gases is more of the same.

 
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