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Doc, do you have a graph comparing sea level elevations and the post glacial rebound with God's anger over the Haitian pact with Satan
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That's a tall request...

Somewhere I have a PGR map... I have lots of sea level graphs... But I'm kind of lacking in "God's anger" and "pact with Satan" graphics.

What kind of time scale are you looking for?
I'd go with a log scale on the Y axis plotting the population against the number of casinos over time. Otherwise slasher movies released per year might be a good index.
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I'd go with a log scale on the Y axis plotting the population against the number of casinos over time. Otherwise slasher movies released per year might be a good index.
D'Oh! Why didn't I think of that?

A proxy series! Brilliant!

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Danny Glover. Another self absorbed actor that believes the world can not survive without his opinion. Perhaps Danny should get his good friend Hugo on the phone and convince him to send more than the token amount of aid Venezuela has contributed thus far to the relief effort.
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Danny Glover certainly expressed himself poorly if not foolishly, BUT...there is something to be said for the fact that certain stupid short-sighted anti-ecological practices may make disasters worse. I'm thinking of the cutting down of nearly all forests making soil erosion much worse than otherwise, couple that with non-existence building codes and you can see what happened to shantytowns built on hills with easily detached soil.
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I guess Danny is all torn up by "2012" Just as some drew similarities between "Dark Knight" and President Bush's struggle against terrorism, people concerned about global warming saw a warning in the movie "2012."

While I support conservation, alternative energy, etc, I don't buy into the urgency that is often used to promote change.
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Danny Glover. Another self absorbed actor that believes the world can not survive without his opinion. Perhaps Danny should get his good friend Hugo on the phone and convince him to send more than the token amount of aid Venezuela has contributed thus far to the relief effort.
Agreed. Either that, or he has a bad case of "brain bubbles.".
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The vibrations inherent in rap music, coupled with solar radiation and and natural carbonation occurring in some springs has apparently` caused Glover to overheat and fry a few of his relays.

That's my official SWAG.
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Danny Glover certainly expressed himself poorly if not foolishly, BUT...there is something to be said for the fact that certain stupid short-sighted anti-ecological practices may make disasters worse. I'm thinking of the cutting down of nearly all forests making soil erosion much worse than otherwise, couple that with non-existence building codes and you can see what happened to shantytowns built on hills with easily detached soil.
building codes in Haiti???..........when a McMansion is an old appliance box???
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Post Glacial Rebound (PGR) of the Earth's crust can cause seismic activity... New England has lots of little tiny earthquakes because the crust is still isostatically rebounding from the mile-thick sheet of ice under which it was buried about 18,000 years ago.

"Global warming" in the sense that the Earth has warmed since the 1600's has nothing to do with earthquakes in general and absolutely nothing to do with the Haiti quake in particular.
I don't normally agree with you on the climate , but Danny is being very silly .

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The sad thing is that Danny Glover is not that much more scientifically illiterate than Al Gore and Barack Obama.
Or any other politician left, middle or right .
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no offense to haiti, but i shutter to think that this will be the "defining moment in Obama's administration"...

then again, i have no business taking anything Danny Glover says for real...
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It's hard to understand how a person his age could be so woefully undereducated!
Easy: he's an actor! He reads for a living. A writer writes a script, a producer gathers the resources to produce a film, a director tells him what faces to make, and then Glover reads. If he shows up to the set on time it's a bonus. If he can hit his mark on the first take the crew is nearly orgasmic.

The real question is why anyone should take these bimbos and their mumbled sentence fragments seriously. The vagrant on the corner griping about how Nixon stole his brain has no less credibility in my eyes than an actor.
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Maybe he wanted to say that the plate movements that caused the Haiti quake also cause increased volcanic activity on the globe and that in turn might lead to global warming but due to age and too many Lethal Weapon sequels it didn't come out right.
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It's funny how easily people are frightened by things they can't understand...
They are afraid of everyone
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They are afraid of rain, and no rain...

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The sow has no pigs,
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no offense to haiti, but i shutter to think that this will be the "defining moment in Obama's administration"...
What, that it was an even slower and more confused response that accomplished even less than what Bush did for New Orleans?
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Easy: he's an actor! He reads for a living. A writer writes a script, a producer gathers the resources to produce a film, a director tells him what faces to make, and then Glover reads. If he shows up to the set on time it's a bonus. If he can hit his mark on the first take the crew is nearly orgasmic.

The real question is why anyone should take these bimbos and their mumbled sentence fragments seriously. The vagrant on the corner griping about how Nixon stole his brain has no less credibility in my eyes than an actor.
Well, the vagrant on the corner and Danny Glover both are lacking the same thing:

A real job.

The difference is one has a lot of money and too much time on his hands, while the other has no money and too much time on his hands.
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