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BigRedChief
12-29-2006, 08:06 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TRAVEL/12/29/severe.weather.ap/index.html
you got 24 inches last week and another 28 inches yesterday? You didn't get stranded at a Donks fans house did ya?

ptlyon
12-29-2006, 08:10 AM
Then - It Hit! The storm of storms!

Simplex3
12-29-2006, 08:16 AM
F**king global warming. Somebody get Al Gore out there to explain how this isn't happening.

DMAC
12-29-2006, 08:17 AM
F**king global warming. Somebody get Al Gore out there to explain how this isn't happening.Easy, It is melting Greenland which in turn raises the sea level which in turn causes wacky weather.

ptlyon
12-29-2006, 08:19 AM
I knew I always hated Greenland...

Reerun_KC
12-29-2006, 08:19 AM
Were losing the Polar ICE Cap!!!!!! Someone quick save the Pengiuns!!!!

wait they maybe on their way to KC anyway.


Nevermind nothing to see here, Move along.

BigRedChief
12-29-2006, 08:20 AM
Then - It Hit! The storm of storms!
http://www.digitaldreammachine.com/blogimages/ddm/SamSnowman.jpg
Say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet.

morphius
12-29-2006, 08:21 AM
I still feel sorry for DaFace, Rain Man tricks him into moving to Denver just in time for 2 blizzards.

Kclee
12-29-2006, 08:42 AM
Poor Rain Man. We hardly knew ye.


http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/12/18.cfm

How Safe Is Snow Shoveling at My Age


"After a heavy, wet snowfall, we'll get five to six times the number of heart attack cases that we would on any other typical winter day," says Dr. Hargarten, associate professor of emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

At least 75,000 heart attacks occur each year during or shortly following strenuous physical exertion. About 1 in every 3 of those heart attacks are deadly, says Murray Mittleman, M.D., a researcher at the Institute for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center West in Boston. Many of these heart attacks and deaths occur among people over age 60 who have been shoveling snow.

Redrum_69
12-29-2006, 08:45 AM
BLAME CANADA

Bill Parcells
12-29-2006, 08:48 AM
I still feel sorry for DaFace, Rain Man tricks him into moving to Denver just in time for 2 blizzards.
ROFL

Right after he moves there he gets 2 blizzards. ROFL
DaFace is a good guy..he doesn't deserve that kind of treatment..

DMAC
12-29-2006, 08:50 AM
ROFL

Right after he moves there he gets 2 blizzards. ROFL
DaFace is a good guy..he doesn't deserve that kind of treatment..You move to Denver, you get punished...regardless of your good-guy-ness.

Bill Parcells
12-29-2006, 08:54 AM
You move to Denver, you get punished...regardless of your good-guy-ness.
I guess the ancient war lords are upset :fire: with DaFace(Chiefs Fan)moving into enemy territory. :Bartee:

Frazod
12-29-2006, 09:01 AM
I continue to subscribe to the cat-covering-shit-in-a-litterbox theory. Apparently last week's covering wasn't sufficient. :)

Redrum_69
12-29-2006, 09:02 AM
We are so screwed!

We are killing earth.......

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/12/29/canada.arctic.ap/index.html

TORONTO, Ontario (AP) -- A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, scientists said.

The mass of ice broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 800 kilometers (497 miles) south of the North Pole, but no one was present to see it in Canada's remote north.

Scientists using satellite images later noticed that it became a newly formed ice island in just an hour and left a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake. (Watch the satellite images that clued in ice watchers)

Warwick Vincent of Laval University, who studies Arctic conditions, traveled to the newly formed ice island and could not believe what he saw.

"This is a dramatic and disturbing event. It shows that we are losing remarkable features of the Canadian North that have been in place for many thousands of years. We are crossing climate thresholds, and these may signal the onset of accelerated change ahead," Vincent said Thursday.

In 10 years of working in the region he has never seen such a dramatic loss of sea ice, he said.

The collapse was so powerful that earthquake monitors 250 kilometers (155 miles) away picked up tremors from it.

The Ayles Ice Shelf, roughly 66 square kilometers (41 square miles) in area, was one of six major ice shelves remaining in Canada's Arctic.

Scientists say it is the largest event of its kind in Canada in 30 years and point their fingers at climate change as a major contributing factor.

"It is consistent with climate change," Vincent said, adding that the remaining ice shelves are 90 percent smaller than when they were first discovered in 1906.

"We aren't able to connect all of the dots ... but unusually warm temperatures definitely played a major role."

Laurie Weir, who monitors ice conditions for the Canadian Ice Service, was poring over satellite images in 2005 when she noticed that the shelf had split and separated.

Weir notified Luke Copland, head of the new global ice lab at the University of Ottawa, who initiated an effort to find out what happened.

Using U.S. and Canadian satellite images, as well as data from seismic monitors, Copland discovered that the ice shelf collapsed in the early afternoon of August 13, 2005.

"What surprised us was how quickly it happened," Copland said. "It's pretty alarming.

"Even 10 years ago scientists assumed that when global warming changes occur that it would happen gradually so that perhaps we expected these ice shelves just to melt away quite slowly, but the big surprise is that for one they are going, but secondly that when they do go, they just go suddenly, it's all at once, in a span of an hour."

Within days, the floating ice shelf had drifted a few miles (kilometers) offshore. It traveled west for 50 kilometers (31 miles) until it finally froze into the sea ice in the early winter.

The Canadian ice shelves are packed with ancient ice that dates back over 3,000 years. They float on the sea but are connected to land.

Derek Mueller, a polar researcher with Vincent's team, said the ice shelves get weaker and weaker as the temperature rises. He visited Ellesmere's Ward Hunt Ice Shelf in 2002 and noticed it had cracked in half.

"We're losing our ice shelves, and this a feature of the landscape that is in danger of disappearing altogether from Canada," Mueller said. "In the global perspective Antarctica has many ice shelves bigger than this one, but then there is the idea that these are indicators of climate change."

The spring thaw may bring another concern as the warming temperatures could release the ice shelf from its Arctic grip. Prevailing winds could then send the ice island southwards, deep into the Beaufort Sea.

"Over the next few years this ice island could drift into populated shipping routes," Weir said. "There's significant oil and gas development in this region as well, so we'll have to keep monitoring its location over the next few years."

DMAC
12-29-2006, 09:07 AM
Well, shucks...Denver is snowed in...better move the game to SF!!

KcMizzou
12-29-2006, 09:14 AM
Snowman?

Chief Chief
12-29-2006, 09:15 AM
I'm imagining and hoping that the snow will cause multiple slip-ups for the Bonkos, resulting in them missing the play-offs. But, hell..even if they do get a wild card, it'll be fun to watch 'em be eliminated by forfeit due to being snowed in at the Denbrr airport.

boogblaster
12-29-2006, 09:16 AM
28 inches is what Redrums mom swallowed last nite..hell if she's still standing Dungver's still there...

patteeu
12-29-2006, 09:16 AM
Are you kidding me? Rain Man hasn't left his house since he got that chandelier and those multicolored lights installed. He probably doesn't even know it's snowing outside yet.

Redrum_69
12-29-2006, 09:25 AM
Are you kidding me? Rain Man hasn't left his house since he got that chandelier and those multicolored lights installed. He probably doesn't even know it's snowing outside yet.



I didnt think the nursing home allowed Rainman to leave.....

morphius
12-29-2006, 09:27 AM
We are so screwed!

We are killing earth.......



Hey! The Earth has killed a lot more of us, it is time to get even!

Redrum_69
12-29-2006, 09:29 AM
Hey! The Earth has killed a lot more of us, it is time to get even!


In that case.....then the earth needs to work harder...

Ari Chi3fs
12-29-2006, 09:33 AM
I liken this to Hell Freezing over.... Denver is Hell in my book... but I like Frazod's theory as well.

Anything to make Denver residents uncomfortable, Im happy with.

Frazod
12-29-2006, 09:39 AM
Hey! The Earth has killed a lot more of us, it is time to get even!

I never thought of it that way. Good point. Destroying the environment = large scale vengeance.

I like it. :evil:

BigRedChief
12-29-2006, 09:46 AM
I never thought of it that way. Good point. Destroying the environment = large scale vengeance.

I like it. :evil:Article on abcnews.com posted today about a 11,000 football field long ice shelf that broke away from the north pole.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=2758025

TORONTO Dec 29, 2006 (AP) A giant ice shelf has snapped free from an island south of the North Pole, scientists said Thursday, citing climate change as a "major" reason for the event.
The Ayles Ice Shelf all 41 square miles of it broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 500 miles south of the North Pole in the Canadian Arctic.

Redrum_69
12-29-2006, 09:46 AM
Article on abcnews.com posted today about a 11,000 football field long ice shelf that broke away from the north pole.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=2758025

TORONTO Dec 29, 2006 (AP) A giant ice shelf has snapped free from an island south of the North Pole, scientists said Thursday, citing climate change as a "major" reason for the event.
The Ayles Ice Shelf all 41 square miles of it broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 500 miles south of the North Pole in the Canadian Arctic.


I can clearly say R E P O S T


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LOL how awesome is it to have a repost on the same thread!

ptlyon
12-29-2006, 09:47 AM
Article on abcnews.com posted today about a 11,000 football field long ice shelf that broke away from the north pole.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=2758025

TORONTO Dec 29, 2006 (AP) A giant ice shelf has snapped free from an island south of the North Pole, scientists said Thursday, citing climate change as a "major" reason for the event.
The Ayles Ice Shelf all 41 square miles of it broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 500 miles south of the North Pole in the Canadian Arctic.

Best alert the Titanic

BigRedChief
12-29-2006, 09:50 AM
I can clearly say R E P O S T


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LOL how awesome is it to have a repost on the same thread!
Thats from CNN this is from abcnews.com :harumph:
Repost in the same thread? This has to be some kind of record. What do I win? Do we need a poll?

Rain Man
12-29-2006, 10:12 AM
Sorry I'm late. I was outside making snow angels.

I'm downtown, more or less, so we've got less than a foot so far in this latest snow, though it's still coming down. I walked to work, and have a nice quiet office to work in today since I'm the only one here.

Jenson71
12-29-2006, 10:13 AM
Oh god, he's posting naked again.

BigRedChief
12-29-2006, 10:14 AM
Oh god, he's posting naked again.
ROFL rep

Rain Man
12-29-2006, 10:16 AM
I can't help it. My clothes got all wet out there.

morphius
12-29-2006, 10:18 AM
Thats from CNN this is from abcnews.com :harumph:
Repost in the same thread? This has to be some kind of record. What do I win? Do we need a poll?
I think one must have a Jager Bomb for such an offense.

DaFace
12-29-2006, 10:41 PM
I'm pretty late to this party, but I managed to get out of DIA before the storm, so I'm missing out on this one. Hopefully life in Denver will settle down in the next couple weeks, though I'm counting on Kevin to keep things interesting!

Rain Man
12-29-2006, 10:50 PM
I'm pretty late to this party, but I managed to get out of DIA before the storm, so I'm missing out on this one. Hopefully life in Denver will settle down in the next couple weeks, though I'm counting on Kevin to keep things interesting!

I'm looking forward to your arrival. I really need a foot massage.

Guru
12-29-2006, 11:02 PM
Were losing the Polar ICE Cap!!!!!! Someone quick save the Pengiuns!!!!

wait they maybe on their way to KC anyway.


Nevermind nothing to see here, Move along.
Unless they dance.

Guru
12-29-2006, 11:03 PM
I still feel sorry for DaFace, Rain Man tricks him into moving to Denver just in time for 2 blizzards.
It was still Faces choice. I think he fiance had some pull too.

DaFace
12-30-2006, 07:24 AM
It was still Faces choice. I think he fiance had some pull too.

Heh...there is that. She's been as miserable as I have, though. I tell her it's the gods' way of punishing us for moving so close to the Broncos. She doesn't like that much (she's a donks fan).

As a side story, my sister-in-law made us a blanket for Christmas that has a Chiefs pattern on one side and a Broncos blanket on the other (back to back). Although I appreciate the gesture, I don't really know what to do with it. I refuse to wear a blanket that causes the appearance that I'm a Broncos fan, so it has to be worn Chiefs side out. On the other side, doing so would force me to have the Broncos side touching me, and I'm fearful of any diseases that might be carried by their image. It's kind of a no-win situation.

Rain Man
12-30-2006, 07:30 PM
Heh...there is that. She's been as miserable as I have, though. I tell her it's the gods' way of punishing us for moving so close to the Broncos. She doesn't like that much (she's a donks fan).


You're fired.

As a side story, my sister-in-law made us a blanket for Christmas that has a Chiefs pattern on one side and a Broncos blanket on the other (back to back). Although I appreciate the gesture, I don't really know what to do with it. I refuse to wear a blanket that causes the appearance that I'm a Broncos fan, so it has to be worn Chiefs side out. On the other side, doing so would force me to have the Broncos side touching me, and I'm fearful of any diseases that might be carried by their image. It's kind of a no-win situation.

Okay. You're hired again.