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I'm a retired science and health teacher and tutor (taught 1967 to 2012), and a father of two successful, independent adults (one step-, one that I'm in touch with often). I'm a grandpa to one grand-son and one grand-daughter .

I consider myself quite fit, and healthy! Full head of hair, and close to ideal weight. I get a workout in every day! Sweating is in my daily -book!

I do volunteer work a local botanical garden that's famous having the biggest/best Bonsai collection in America!.

Search Botanical garden in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

I've been there since 2016, focusing on the veggie garden.

See my pics of me working the veggies and helping with the Garden of Lights!

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Invasive lanternflies want to take over the U.S. []
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
With the climate shift, the increase of greenhouse gases and the growing population, it's inevitable that there will be more invasive insects, stronger mosquitoes with longer "seasons" and all sorts of subtle changes - for the worse - to our environment. It won't be just the oceanside cities that are in peril.
Another 'Cult of Personality' (tho I personally don't think either of them has a personality...)
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
It reminds me of a couple of old memea I found;
Brilliant! LMFAO!!!
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
Remember all you cannabis consumers...smoke is -after all - hot carbon (and other molecule) particles. Our lungs weren't intended to get smoke in them. Now - eating Cannabis is another story....and Alice B Toklas knew the recipe nearly 100 years ago.
Nearly 14,000 Scientists Warn That Earth's 'Vital Signs' Are Rapidly Worsening: [sciencealert.
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
I've developed a more passive POV on does appear that we're growing too fast (150 more births than deaths, per minute) and adding too many waste gases (tons per second) to slow down the inevitable... Everyone talks about "saving the earth" or "the earth's vital signs show danger" but really it's just us...Earth will breathe a sigh of relief when - not if - we go. And the Christians who relish in the "rapture" are just eating up all these end-times signs...
Just got this on face palm
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
I copied that...looking for an opportune time to share on FB....good one!
Does anyone know what this pretty flowering perennial bush is?
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
Get "plantSnap" for your phone. Go for the free App. They'll try to sell you the fancy one - but the basic one works fine.
I’m An ICU Doctor And I Cannot Believe The Things Unvaccinated Patients Are Telling Me “My ...
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
Good one. Shared on FB.
Has anyone tried the Irish Spring soap trick to repel flies?
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
Snopes; ' The soap did not seem to have any impact on the pest problem:"
It's learning.
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
Good one. Copied and will be shared on FB.
Sometimes the stupid can be deadly
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
Hard to put a "laugh" emoji next to this still amazes me - and angers me - the number of unscientific #religulous we have out there...
I won't eat 3 items. How about you?
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
I've had "snails" but only when they were steamed. I tried raw ones once...was sick all night. Never again. I have tried and will enjoy all the others in the list.
I wish there were more businesses that would have that requirement
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
Too bad she had to throw in "babe" ...arrogant and righteous attitude.
Can anyone tell me what eats Passion Flower leaves?
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
With the warming temps come new pests.
Alcohol and driving
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
I just read that even the French - famous for imbibing over 100 Liters of wine per year just a few decades ago...are down to 40. Alcohol consumers are maturing....the abusers are dying off.
With all the things going on, I thought it would be nice to check up on everyone.
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
I might have to adopt a small pig....I'm so impressed by all I read about them! This is Priscilla the pig's cover pic for their FB page.
He might be a douche bag and an office bully, but this is also true
Robecology comments on Aug 5, 2021:
Not a douche bag by a long shot.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - The Establishment reacts to shocking Cuomo sexual harassment ...
Robecology comments on Aug 4, 2021:
Sorry, Andrew; there's too many speaking out against you. Go chill for a while. You can always run again in a few years.
How many things on this list have you experienced? 34 for me.
Robecology comments on Aug 4, 2021:
40, 39 If #5 was intended just for women.
Rudy Giuliani is Reportedly Almost Broke and Trump's Shutting Him Out.
Robecology comments on Aug 3, 2021:
Thanks for the details. We who are too cheap to subscribe to the various on line publications are especially grateful....and reading about Trump and Giuliani's woes is a real treat.
Get all your sun fun in before summer is over. 😎
Robecology comments on Aug 2, 2021:
The "Dog days" are here for those of us in North America/Canada. August 24th was the date that hurricane Andrew - an S.S. #5 - whacked Homestead fl (yea, I was there) I'm watching the weather maps carefully...and going out to bike and workout earlier in the cooler part of the day. Hopefully my A.C. will hold out. We are on track for another record hot summer. Check out this circular GIF of temps from 1860 until 2020.
Troll Head, the new name I'm giving to individuals that for no reason make rude or nasty comments ...
Robecology comments on Aug 2, 2021:
So you're being a "Troll head" to complain about "Troll-heads"? OK...but please realize that you're just on a "name-calling" you are being "Troll-ish yourself. Here's my POV on that. It's name calling. It's what you do when you don't have a good reason to dislike what someone you just "name call" them. It's what you do when you have no good counter-argument. But those of us who've been educated in the process of debate categorize the "troll heads" and other name callers to the lowest strategy or form of debate. And If you've ever participated in a debate on an academic level - you learn that name-calling is not only the "lowest strategy" - it's what those with no data, no support for their POV do. Those of us who've taught "Debate" give those who name call an "F" for their effort. If they continue to name-call (or be "troll-heads as you suggest) they are asked to withdraw from the class...they're showing no effort to change, or adapt to the style of academic debate. Allow me to share the "Debate Pyramids". I'm sharing several that I've used. I hope you find them useful.
I don't always make diagrams.
Robecology comments on Aug 2, 2021:
Venn these;
Robecology comments on Aug 2, 2021:
Keith always tells it like it is. Sad that he got bumped off of NBC... .
Officer Michael Fanone received threatening, expletive-laced voicemail as he testified about Jan. 6.
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2021:
The FBI has done an efficient job of arresting over 500 of the Jan 6 Capitol rioters...charging them and even sentencing them I hope these testimonies does something concrete to the Congressmen and Senators who blindly and ignorantly went against our laws and supported the incorrect rantings of our former POTUS. I hope this "comes to a head" soon...because I'm tired of hearing about it happening.....and very little being done about the main instigators of the event.
Earth Overshoot Day 2021 has arrived. What does it mean for the planet?: []
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2021:
We're growing.... 150 more births, than deaths, per minute. 9000 more per hour. Continue the math and you'll discover that's around 79 million more this year than last year. As an Ecologist-Demographer I've learned that that simple fact implies that we are accelerating towards extinction. Actually " What does it mean for the planet?" It means that the planet will get a sigh of relief when we're gone. It means bad things for us....but good things for the planet.
Haven't gotten one of these in awhile. Do elder guys really respond to these??? 😆
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2021:
I here from a reliable source that it's a way to get your they can then use your connection to check your bank accounts, etc. I got a "hi" from her...and that she's "following" my posts...I didn't reply.
Please do, but most just block me instead.
Robecology comments on Jul 31, 2021:
take offense;
I have seen many remarkable nature photographs over the years but this photo of a nesting Falcon in ...
Robecology comments on Jul 29, 2021:
I have a life-time fellow birder-science-teacher friend who's gonna love this!
The Young Turks - Elizabeth Warren SCHOOLS Whiny Billionaire On Wealth Tax []
Robecology comments on Jul 29, 2021:
I love Liz...and she's good at "schoolin' but that's it...and her hot air comments with nothing behind them is the reason she had to drop out of the POTUS race. She's sweet. She says tough things. But she never proposes anything with meat on it. Sorry Liz; I love you...but you're just too full of hot air.
To honor the memory of ZZ Top member Dusty Hill, who passed away yesterday: from Back to the Future ...
Robecology comments on Jul 29, 2021:
Great movie...incredibly great band. Dusty will be missed...
Same old problem
Robecology comments on Jul 29, 2021:
BTW; Someone asked me..."why do we who are vaccinated (or immune due to having the illness and growing our own resistance) have to still wear masks? The "why" is a bit of a science thing....but if you can stay with me; 1. Viruses depend on warm, moist bodies. 2. Humans are excellent viral harbors. 3. Fortunately - in our bloodstream are many chemical "antibodies" (not bodies...but dissolved chemicals) that are there either because we created them or got vaccines to be protected from them - so once the viruses enter our blood...they're dissolved (not "killed" as they're not technically "living"). 4. We who are vaccinated CAN CARRY, AND SHARE VIRUSES THAT CAN KILL OTHER HUMANS - They stay "alive" (read active or able to penetrate living cells) because they're 'hitching a ride" on our saliva, in our mucus. They can't "reproduce" because of the "antibodies" in our blood system. 5. Hence if we are vaccinated we might not let the viruses penetrate our blood....but they CAN AND DO EXIST FOR SHORT TIMES WITHIN US. WE CAN CARRY THE VIRUS FROM AN INFECTED PERSON HOME - AND GIVE THAT VIRUS TO A FRIEND, OR FAMILY MEMBER -EVEN IF IT DOESN'T ATTACK US! 6.Thus we should wear masks because there's a lot of idiots who for some reason or another are not vaccinated - and are thus possibly loaded with COVID19 (and many other) viruses - who can then "loan us" a virus that we might infect others with...even though we are immune. Please - you med people and other science pros - correct me if I'm wrong? If not, copy and share. We have to knock this thing out. So far we're not doing that well.
Got a point there
Robecology comments on Jul 28, 2021:
Point taken. We used to have a purpose to our it's a goal in itself. We don't strive to be fit because we need it to thrive...(we're no longer hunter-gatherers). But a few of us strive for fitness because that in itself is a survival measure. I'm beginning to get the impression that those who strive to be fit through daily exercise is diminishing. But exercise has been diminished as a factor of importance in society. Sad. Click on this to see a map of America's change in the obesity epidemic.
The Oldest Confirmed 'Message in a Bottle' Contained Some Fascinating Questions
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2021:
I'm a big shell collector - and I've used the hot glue gun to decorate many mirror borders. I love the look, and found them in "shell-sea-theme" stores in the Florida Keys...but no bottles...and none with notes. Sorry for the orientation of the images
The amount of wrong here is amazing.
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2021:
Saw this on Facebook. If you know the simple language breakdown of the term "Atheist" ( a = not, Theist = follower, or believer in a god, or superpower, or unseen, unknown "force") Then you comprehend that it's not only philosophically possible but the stronger, more evidence-based position.
This was posted by one of my over 50 single groups in NY lol. I am a Virgo lol.
Robecology comments on Jul 27, 2021:
If you buy in to the zodiac BS you're one step away from being #religulous. They proved - hundreds of years ago - that star position has NOTHING to do with your personality. If you care to read the facts;
This is going to be a monster size pumpkin when it is ready.
Robecology comments on Jul 26, 2021:
Give it a pedestal as it grows to enhance its' size.
Olympic-sized burn
Robecology comments on Jul 26, 2021:
Why is "shooting" an Olympic event anyway? I don't "get it" - I used to own and shoot for target scores...but the NRA got I retired my firearms...but maybe you're still in to it?
Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter over false COVID posts.
Robecology comments on Jul 26, 2021:
My favorite anti-Greene memes;
WATCH: Tucker Carlson Confronted at Store by Man Saying ‘You Are the Worst Human Being’ ...
Robecology comments on Jul 26, 2021:
To just name-call like that is not impressive. To prove them wrong - and to show them evidence that what they said does, in fact, make them "the worst human being"....priceless.
& there's this pill that...
Robecology comments on Jul 26, 2021:
Telling someone to "grow up" is such a dead-end, meaningless, hate-filled expression. Don't look for a pill...look for an attorney.
‘Mild and Sunny’: The Weather Lies Tokyo Told to Win These Games []
Robecology comments on Jul 26, 2021:
Global warming is making almost all of us hotter. Soon it will be irreversible and unstoppable. But hey, Dinosaurs survived without a bit of snow or ice, right? (tongue firmly in cheek).
Linda discovered some sliced port loin in the bottom of our freezer labeled "August 2016".
Robecology comments on Jul 25, 2021:
LOL! Unless your freezer lost power for several days between then and now...that meat's as good as the stuff that wolves were discovered eating in Siberia; unfrozen mammoth flesh from 35,000 years ago.
The fact that companies have to put this warning to begin with. 🤔🤔
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2021:
And if you notice the other directions? "Remove Nozzle"? What's a nozzle?
Maher nails it. []
Robecology comments on Jul 24, 2021:
I'm not sure where to stand on this. I love Maher...but I think he gets a little too extreme. This time he's not impressing me. My point is...why seek to blame someone or something? We're dealing with the virus as best we can. We need to accelerate the spread of COVID19 vaccines or the virus will mutate in to stronger forms - making the vaccinations feeble. Let's move ahead...let's not look back at who caused it.
Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: July 21st | MSNBC []
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2021:
Thank you Nancy Pelosi. McCarthy is just getting nervous because he's been a Trump supporter for so long. And "Gym" Jordan is likely to be subpoenaed as a it's absurd for "Gym" to be on the commission.
So, heres a thought my kid brought up, and it's stuck in my head: What if Bigfoot sightings - ...
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2021:
That's the more likely explanation. There's been tons of documentaries and other attempts to "tell the whole story" but nothing's been found. It's turning out to be a joke on the naive.
All beef hot dogs by Vienna Beef. Bite my wiener. You know you want to.
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2021:
I just plunked down some extra $$ for salt-free, nitrate/nitrite free bacon. Any reports? Good/bad/worth it/not worth it?
Well played
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2021:
And then there's the gas powered cars to the rescue for the Electric one that's "run out of juice"?
Not exactly a pretty bird, but he can fly like a pterodactyl.
Robecology comments on Jul 23, 2021:
Remember that Muscovy's are popular because they're friendly towards people. Unfortunately, they're rapidly moving many shyer, native waterbird species closer to extinction. They're considered a "pest species" here in Florida - and the wildlife people will come and get them and either "snuff" them or "relocate" them ( I hear they're fatty, and greasy, but tasty). Texas also has put them on the "pest" list.
“For me, the most ironic token of is the plaque signed by President Richard M.
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2021:
Loved Carl. Went to hear him speak live when he was in Miami. I recommend that you fellow Agnostics watch his last great work "Contact" or read his book. Brilliant - not for the fiction but for the argument of science vs religion.
COVID, and where did it come from. It's complicated. []
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2021:
The "Where did it come from" is very "Republican". Let's not try to lay blame on a nation, or people for letting this disease get spread. Let's work to contain it, develop vaccines for it, fund the vaccines, get them spread world wide quickly - so we can make this disease extinct. There's already evolved two tougher, harder-to-kill variants, the Delta and Lambda versions. Let's get off the "where did it come from" and get on the "where is it going" strategy.
Late Night with Seth Meyers - Yet Another Trump Ally, Tom Barrack, Arrested on Foreign Agent ...
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2021:
Seth isn't as funny as Colbert...but he sure works hard putting together that report. Nice details...and all fact-checkable.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Prominent Republicans Speak Up About Vaccines As Delta ...
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2021:
I got depressed watching the news on MSNBC or CNN. Thanks, Bill for posting the Colbert take on the much more optimistic!
Frankly there is a way to do this - that would not infringe upon anyone's rights or create any ...
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2021:
Except the owners of the most dangerous guns wouldn't get insurance.
Hello there
Robecology comments on Jul 22, 2021:
Copied the "I'll try" one...funny stuff!
"We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent upon its vulnerable reserves of air...
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2021:
My dad had an Adlai Stevenson pin (I wish I knew what happened to it). A great man ahead of his time.
Donald Trump supporters have Clown Disease, a highly infectious condition for people susceptible to...
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2021:
Saying that they have Clown Disease is fun and funny....but these people vote. They keep these other aggressive sick racist, wealth-supporting, war-supporting people in name calling them is a give-up attitude. I won't name call them. They're seriously "disturbed" and might even be suffering the "Dunning-Kruger" effect...but they still make and pass oppressive laws in this nation...and I will respect them enough to fight them...not name call them. Note where "name-calling" is on these debate pyramids.
Jimmy Kimmel Live - Guest Host Anthony Anderson on Bezos’ Space Trip, Tom Brady’s Trump Shade & ...
Robecology comments on Jul 21, 2021:
I don't get it. Bezos, Musk, and others figured out how to play the system. They figured out how to get rich quick. We didn't. So **why name-call **them? Not the easiest/best way to "follow in their footsteps". I get how Trump's ill-gotten gains has turned a lot of folks off to the rich and the awful tax-structure; but how about we focus on fixing the tax structure....not calling them Douches. Note that in all the "debate pyramids" illustrated...**name calling** is the lowest/slowest/least logical way to change other's opinions. Oh...and Bezos made the largest single contribution toward climate change of anyone in 2020.
My young grandson called the other day to wish me a Happy Birthday.
Robecology comments on Jul 20, 2021:
My 5 year old grandson was 'playing' with my "waddle" (that loose fold of skin under your upper arm that used to be muscle) and said ' that muscle? ....all I could tell him was - it used to be....
Robecology comments on Jul 20, 2021:
I particularly liked the one making fun of Tyson's lisp. Here's another one making fun of the late, great Sean Connery;
MSNBC - First Felony Sentencing in Capitol Riot To Set Precedent For Dozens Of Cases ...
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2021:
Recommended; 12 to 18 months. Final sentence; 8 months. Good precedent? I'm not happy
John Dillermand: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Web Exclusive) []
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2021:
Weird....and weirder that it's still on Denmark TV...or is it? I didn't have to patience to watch the whole thing....too absurd...
A 16-Million-Year-Old Tree Tells a Deep Story of the Passage of Time The sequoia tree slab is an ...
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2021:
A catch phrase that lies at the start ( T. Rex went extinct 65 million Y.A.) and no image of the slab? That almost certainly defines "click-bait". Sad.
When I eat salad.
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2021:
The trick is to eat a large salad with all sorts of filling protein, not empty carbs.
It’s blank
Robecology comments on Jul 19, 2021:
They showed it to Bernie? Oi Veih! Here's the guy to show this to;
Had my first covid shot yesterday. My arm is sore and I have a headaches but happy that I had it.
Robecology comments on Jul 18, 2021:
The whole vaccine thing is a scientific breakthrough on two fronts; 1. It's the first time they've used mitochondrial Ribo nucleic Acid (M.R.N.A.) to create the anti-bodies to fight the antigen (COVID19). 2. It was done in phenomenally record setting time - although Corona-virus research had been going on since 2003. Vaccines usually take several years to evolve...this one was quickly created but cautiously tested...the first one (Pfizer) without US funds - but required CO2 deep freezing....the deep-freezing requirements were gradually removed. It's these two phenomena that has the uneducated in the world hesitant to partake in the vaccine. But Fauci and Biden have been working hard to educate the public about it's efficacy and safety. and Please; consider sharing this and any of these articles with anyone who's hesitant. It's the hesitant ones who are not only helping the evolution of stronger strains (the "Delta" variant) but are putting our hospital workers through yet another hell.
You know the video
Robecology comments on Jul 18, 2021:
OK....I'm naive...I don't get it.
Well now, an idea that several of us have spoken of, is actually named and structured.
Robecology comments on Jul 18, 2021:
I've been married 4 times. I've tried hard to make it work. I think it's been a total of close to 30 years. But the most success I've found is being intimate with a lady friend who lives hours away. We've "known"each other - off and on...for going on 14 years. So, yes; this relationship is working. I don't look forward to the day she moves closer.
Anti-Vaxxer non-believers are moving into Hoax-Cemetery where the stupid go to live.
Robecology comments on Jul 18, 2021:
The excuses I read are "it got through CDC too fast" and "it must be some kind of mind-control substance"...I try to keep abreast of what's going on in the Trump/Conservative/Republican/FoxNews world if only to hear and read some of the "off-the-wall" absurdities that they espouse. I don't know...maybe this disease will reduce their number? Maybe evolution works?
I am writing this post NOT because I am thinking of killing myself.
Robecology comments on Jul 17, 2021:
We are here for only a short time. If a person is saddened beyond recovery, whether it's "real" or imagined...I make a motion to accept his decision to end his/her existence. Perhaps we can read them a final universal statement that - if after having read or having been read that statement still chose to end their time here... then I say we should not only "facilitate" that exit... But we should do so with a willingness and even an air of celebration. What Dawkins says here is what I read constantly. I think we should consider addressing this more openly.
RNA World? []
Robecology comments on Jul 16, 2021:
So the first organic molecule capable of self-replication was not DNA but RNA. Wow!!
I just hit Level 9.
Robecology comments on Jul 16, 2021:
Congratulations Bill...
& the winner is...
Robecology comments on Jul 16, 2021:
I'm not gay...but have gay friends...and I found this hilarious meme;
Beau of the Fifth Column - Let's talk about Trump vs the generals.... []
Robecology comments on Jul 16, 2021:
LOL....Milley just wrote a book on the topic; I thought this tweet to Milley on Jan 6 said it all..
christophertitustv - Armageddon Update: Hot as Fahrenheit []
Robecology comments on Jul 16, 2021:
He jokes. He jests. He makes ha-ha videos. But in a few years it's scheduled to become irreversible...unstoppable. It might end the earth's ability to grow food crops. This is serious stuff, folks. It won't be fixed by just stopping fossil fuels. It's stopping our own growth...presently at 150 more births, than deaths, per minute. This is not funny.
Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: July 14th | MSNBC []
Robecology comments on Jul 16, 2021:
The Cyber- Ninja is a joke..but they're still Arizona.....still being allowed to tamper with the ballots and machines that were used over 6 months ago. Why? Not funny!! Come on - let's see what the "bamboo laced ballots" mean...if anything?
I have improved my green energy project some and added a second turbine.
Robecology comments on Jul 15, 2021:
I've often wondered about that. So to go wind gen or hydro gen you'd need a lot bigger unit.?
Origin Of Everything - Why Do Women Shave Their Legs? []
Robecology comments on Jul 15, 2021:
For the same reason men shave their faces...the opposite sex like it?
👋 🥰 I took these shots two days ago, A view from My Balcony ☺ 🦋
Robecology comments on Jul 15, 2021:
The heights of those buildings are amazing. If you ever see one being constructed...please photo that?
No matter how many times I hear stuff like this it still shocks me.
Robecology comments on Jul 14, 2021:
Fck science
Robecology comments on Jul 14, 2021:
yea, well...back at ya...
This obelisk is in rural Alabama, halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville.
Robecology comments on Jul 14, 2021:
Wow- lots of interest here; I looked back at the fB post from the AM and found 8 pages that Frank Burns allegedly wrote explaining his path away from Christianity...and this was more than 100 years ago. Hope you can make sense of it...
Titan and Organic Membranes? []
Robecology comments on Jul 14, 2021:
Meh. Much too far away for us to be concerned about. We already have a large contingent of intelligent mammals on this planet that we generally ignore. They evolved no clothes. no medicines, no schools. no hospitals, no funerals, no churches...all they do is eat, play and make love all day. And yet we ignore them...and if it wasn't for their volunteer participants at "Sea world" we'd probably be hunting them for food.
Wake In Fright
Robecology comments on Jul 13, 2021:
Sadly, a creepy picture of Michael Jackson,
Important life lesson.
Robecology comments on Jul 13, 2021:
Lifeguarding is a thankless job. 99.99% of the time you do nothing...then all of a sudden you have to rescue someone who had an unexpected health crisis in the water. Been there, done that.
This is the Wall I could support building.
Robecology comments on Jul 13, 2021:
Hard to believe he's still not incarcerated.
(What the freakin' hell is Sen Blackburn talking about here?
Robecology comments on Jul 10, 2021:
Bill _ You know darn well that Brackburn is an Off-the-wall eccentric Republican who fears/hates "socialism" so she creates concepts that - to you and I are unlikely - but to her constituents are very likely - possibilities. She was born in Mississippi, is a senator for Tennessee. She opposes abortion. That alone should tell you how naive she is. I"m sure she's #religulous.
What a great idea
Robecology comments on Jul 10, 2021:
Great idea! Too many "throw out" leftover herbs. .Here's another way to use left over citrus skins. After you've ground the juice out of lemons or limes or oranges, put the skins in a food processor or blender. Grind them up - then use a sanitary cloth to squeeze out more juice. Be sure to use the juice soon, or freeze it...or mix it with some Vodka or gin.
I am unable to believe in a God susceptible to prayer.
Robecology comments on Jul 9, 2021:
Better to steal the bike then ask for his/her forgiveness? (tongue in cheek).
Twice a year.... spring & fall.... we do.
Robecology comments on Jul 9, 2021:
Always wise to plant trees; but don't think that you're doing much to help global warming. trees cover at most 40% of the land...which is only 30% of the entire surface of "Earth" (actually - then - a misnomer for our planet). 40% of 30% is only 12%.
I stand corrected
Robecology comments on Jul 9, 2021:
Indeed - we owe a debt of gratitude to the anti-vax anti-government-control folk who passed on simply because they didn't want to get vaccinated! Fauci: More than 99% of people who died from COVID-19 in June were not vaccinated
Do you think that human genetics which gave us higher levels of abstract thought and language, also ...
Robecology comments on Jul 9, 2021:
The question isn't clear. Genetics is the science that explains natural selection and evolution. Can some families select behaviors that make them more "vulnerable to indoctrination by irrational beliefs' - as in becoming religious or superstitious? Sure. But these behaviors - while leading to more procreation - are also leading to less survival skills - more obesity, less health consciousness, more unwise decisions that might enrich their wealth but not necessarily their survival nor their health. In other words....the religious are less likely to survive as well as the un or non-religious. Look at what's happening to the COVID delta victims. Over 99% of them are those who intentionally avoided the vaccine - some would say for political reasons, others for pseudo-science reasons (fear of complications - that have been proven inaccurate), and still others...I'm afraid it's those who are "vulnerable to indoctrination by irrational beliefs"... Read; "Fauci: More than 99% of people who died from COVID-19 in June were not vaccinated" In some population-genetic studies it's been proven that the thought levels of the organisms studied didn't seem to be relevant to their survival...but these studies were done with fruit flies, rats, or ants...none that I know of were done with humans. Read; Population Density and Social Pathology JOHN B.CALHOUN, PH.D., National Institute of Mental Health
Who says astrology is bunk?
Robecology comments on Jul 8, 2021:
A useful pseudo science - and a fun way to help "facilitate" introductions in the 60's and 70's (what's your sign? LOL!)....but science has finally put astrology in it"s place.
What are you really afraid off?
Robecology comments on Jul 8, 2021:
To put it in Bill Maher's words, I'm afraid of a "Slow Motion Coup" - the persistence of Trump. watch;
To paraphrase Labour chancellor Dennis Healey . Tax them until the pips squeak
Robecology comments on Jul 8, 2021:
I concur with the strategy to raise taxes on the wealthy...and I'm so disheartened by Elon Musk's pursuit of living on Mars.... But as a Tesla owner since 2013...and just a retired public school teacher with no "gifts' nor inheritances to speak of....I must speak out for Elon Musk. He's different than Branson and Bezos. He's committed to changing the energy use from Fossil fuels to Renewables. He's not greedy....two of the 3 top cars re-percentage made in America - are Teslas. He's opened his Patents to all other Electric Vehicle (EV) car makers. In his geekish manor, he worded his statement in the language of foreign =-made gamers. He's not a player like Branson and Bezos...he's a good father to his 6 kids. I share this same sentiment whenever I see Musk attacked on FB - either by the union people (who hate him because - while he offers a much lower salary than most car makers...he offers much higher benefits). So - to summarize; I agree with the higher taxes...but we need to cut Elon some slack. .
Teachers’ Unions Are Pushing Back Against Attacks on Anti-Racist Education
Robecology comments on Jul 8, 2021:
I'm not strong on union support...but I was in the teacher's union for most of my 45 years as a teacher; so I'm glad to read this. To answer your question - there's not much we as individuals can do but speak out, contact our lawmakers, and post intelligent, unoffensive yet logical reasoning. So take a look at this meme; copy and share it...please;
For those people that actlike all corona viruses are the same, they've been in the human population ...
Robecology comments on Jul 5, 2021:
The point to make about viruses is that they need more warm-blooded 'alive" hosts to reproduce and mutate at a faster rate, They have 1 whole lifetime in 8 hours....they can literally become grandparents - without sex - in 24 hours/1 day. The stronger strain of COVID is already raising death rates in many nations who have less than 1% vaccinated. Add to that our growth...."only" a 1% growth rate (projected to continue growing for 70-90 more years) but 1% of the present population of 7.88 billion is 78,8 million more "virus-growing mechanisms" per year...that comes out to 150 more births, than deaths, per minute. The math is 78.8 m divided by 365.25, (days per year) then by 24 (hours per day) then by 60 (minutes per hour) Things are looking very good for viruses...very bad for humans.
Diseased ones, at that!
Robecology comments on Jul 5, 2021:
I resemble/er/resent that remark. Can we not call ignorant behavior dicks, nor cunts?
Kissing after oral, Yes or No?
Robecology comments on Jul 5, 2021:
Sanitation is key here. I was reading a Dave Barry novel on the beach....and a character in the story - Seth - was trying to convince his bachelor party not to get a stripper...mainly because at the last time they got together...the stripper had all the right moves, and the right physique...she just...."stank". I just started the I don't know how far his pleas went...or whether is possé listened to him...maybe you know? Anyway....sanitation is key. No guys...except "stanky" to kiss after oral....or any other body part contacts...for that matter... Now if a "stanky" guy gets it on with a "stanky" woman...then all bets are off...
Yes, if done right!
Robecology comments on Jul 5, 2021:
One burn, one jerk...and our whole sex gets a bad rap! Wow! Talk about prejudice!


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