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A random bit of fun here, this thought experiment.
Robecology comments on May 22, 2020:
A decades-old question. The answer is simple; The air under the wings must be going a certain speed - depending on the plane - to lift it. It's not ground speed; it's relative wind speed. Theoretically if there was a strong and consistent "head wind" )wind coming toward the craft) then the speed on the ground would be reduced accordingly. That's why most airports schedule takeoffs "in to the wind".
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) Corridor in the Asylum, 1889.
Robecology comments on May 22, 2020:
He just wasn't that good. He was an 'impressionist" but not a realist...and IMO the realist artists show a lot more skill. Again...IMO. No arguments. Just expressing thoughts here.
Robot dog tries to herd sheep - BBC News
Robecology comments on May 22, 2020:
LOL! Shared on FB (I had to use Youtube version).
How would you describe white American culture?
Robecology comments on May 21, 2020:
Consider dropping the "white" term. American culture is becoming ethnically mixed with every inter-racial a few decades I'm projecting a blend of all colors and ethnicities. But the "American" culture is real. It is unique. We have been at it a long time. What stratifies us more is not so much color any more, but degree of success...and not necessarily educationally tied success. There's lots of money out there with folk who didn't do so well in school...but found their way in to a lucrative business. That's why there's lots of wealthy folk out there that don't seem to be too smart. And that's also why there's a lot of college graduates - very academically sharp - working at grocery stores and other jobs that require little or no brain power. That seems to be the "America" I know.
The Leftist Group is for liberals.
Robecology comments on May 21, 2020:
There's a difference between "Picking a fight" and "encouraging a debate". I welcome "outliers" of any group that I'm in that has a social or political "lean"...many fear them, call them names (commonly , Troll) and want them banned. And I have been "banned" from several groups; both here and on FB. But I honestly consider myself genuinely interested in the thought processes of those who think differently than I do....and I'm saddened that they fear the debate, call me a "troll" and ban me. I say....bring it. That goes for even the religious who want to discuss agnosticism with me. If they're following the debate rules...which basically says no personal attacks, no name calling....then I'm good - in fact -I'm welcoming the debate. Life's too short. We can all "be in the choir" and agree with all we agree on...or we can welcome the long as they're polite and debate with "decorum". Here's my go-to debate standard (the debate pyramid, below). Please consider copying, saving, and sharing with those who don't "get it". BTW; Many confuse the term (noun) "Troll" with the fishing "troller" (adjective). Here's my take... One who "throws out bait for suckers to take" (they throw out a controversial remark to get reactions) - is being a Troller...not the classic fictional "Troll".
Four years ago today, my spouse and I took a niece and her husband on a boat trip to see Isola Bella...
Robecology comments on May 21, 2020:
Wow; lavish living. I wonder how they "made their fortune"? I'm guessing fossil fuels or weapons/ war machines.
THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY SUNGLASSES ARE SO FRICKIN’ EXPENSIVE Vast monopoly + few other options = ...
Robecology comments on May 21, 2020:
Nope. Refuse to indulge. I find clip on sunglasses on line; polaroid for around $10. I lose a pair? NBD. I've lost a bunch. NBD.
This is the least controversial image with a message I could find in my collection. LOL
Robecology comments on May 21, 2020:
I do miss camping fact the last time I actually went "tent-less" was many decades ago. I was up a lot that night...but it was memorable! On a cliff overlooking a valley. Priceless.
It's 'Merica!
Robecology comments on May 20, 2020:
Copied and shared on FB...on a pro-Trump page (I'm waiting to be banned as i type this).
Happy Wednesday! Bad jokes, Dad jokes, Silly Willy Nilly jokes - let's have 'em! Atheism is a ...
Robecology comments on May 20, 2020:
I love "meme"'s some of my favorites.
We are going to all have to get better science and explaining things and this is how some ...
Robecology comments on May 20, 2020:
I'm not sure what you want us to comment on? How would we know "how successful they are"?
We now we get to see that the number of incidents of the virus are going to just drop.
Robecology comments on May 20, 2020:
Here's a site for you; lots of interactive graphs and maps.
"What should we have with salmon tonight?
Robecology comments on May 20, 2020:
Food picture hint; the food looks delicious. thAT pan looks awful. Did you ever notice that chefs wipe the rim? Read this, please!
Although somewhat grim I've just read the following report and share it for you fyi as it contains a...
Robecology comments on May 20, 2020:
My favorite COVID memes...
A group for those C19 infected and those not infected who can help in any way: Full members - ...
Robecology comments on May 20, 2020:
I've been well...and well isolated for the entire spring....but you got me concerned. Not concerned enough to join the groups in the links....but enough to comment here. I'll be calling my PCP to see if she's providing testing when she opens this AM. I'll also share my COVID 19 memes...and this is a great site with very interactive maps and graphs for those curious; no need to "sign-up" nor share emails. . Thanks.
The worst thing you can do to castiron frying pan is soaking it in water.
Robecology comments on May 20, 2020:
Hey Aaron; you're preaching to the choir. Sit down with mom and show her this;...give her some love!
Robecology comments on May 20, 2020:
The more crowded we become the less likely that's to happen, I'm afraid.
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was ...
Robecology comments on May 19, 2020:
I hate when the girlfriend wants me to drive on "the road with all the fancy homes" so she can "ooo" and "ahhh" them.
over the top thinking? []
Robecology comments on May 19, 2020:
Love the meme; I even shared it on FB...but I posted an 'angry" emoji...not directed at you...just the hypocrisy.
Today's project was to put a fish tank in the greenhouse.
Robecology comments on May 19, 2020:
The tank of water will quickly become whatever the ambient temp is in the greenhouse; and if you live in N.M. iyou can count on the temps going to 100º + this summer...which will kill almost all but the toughest fish. I'd wait a few months to watch the temps, first. Then talk to the aquaria fish sales people.
Robecology comments on May 19, 2020:
Vote. And share these vote memes with increasing frequency as Nov 3. approaches It's our only tool...
In the movie "The Meaning of Life" "The Galaxy Song" got me thinking.
Robecology comments on May 19, 2020:
The #religulous have a point...DNA is too eloquent, too efficient to have evolved at the start of our planet.... ...So I have suggested that we did, in fact, probably get DNA from other planets and/or other solar systems. We know for a fact that our oceans were filled by mostly comet debris; But what, exactly, is a comet? It's defined as a mostly water (H2O) ice planetary mass. The big questions are; 1. Where did they come from? and 2. What was inside them? My theory is that other "Goldilocks-zone" planets - that had evolved water and oceans long before we did - exploded. When they did, their water bodies "freeze-dried" as huge masses...some many miles across - were instantly exposed to the deep cold of space. So their contents were quick-frozen. I'm sure most "died" as organismic life...but their cellular DNA remained - frozen - inside these comets....that traveled through space -until captured by our early -forming solar system. We've proven the veracity of DNA. We've found whole segments of it in many thousand year old Mastadon remains buried in the permafrost. We've recently found some deep inside 40,000 year old teeth. So why should DNA not have come from other planetary bodies that might have, in turn, received their DNA from still older systems? When they say we're made of "star-stuff" I honestly think that might include the DNA that evolved long ago, and far away. Here's NASA's take on Comets.
She definitely is...
Robecology comments on May 19, 2020:
Looks womanish to me...
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Robecology comments on May 19, 2020:
Yep. Black, splenda/sucralose sweetened, and full bodied....but....sorry; I can't do straight caffeine...I'm a half-caf kinda guy...
David filled his car with gas at a self-service gas station.
Robecology comments on May 19, 2020:
Another problem with gas operated cars. Not an issue with Electric vehicles.
I can't spell eether
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
lol...sharing in "language abuse and bad spellers" group!
I want these.
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
Questions about sexuality for older males: Do you sill feel the need as you get older?
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
For me - a single guy in his 70's with a long-distance occasional partner....Lust and desire is there...but the drive to pursue isn't for me. If she comes over (or I visit her) and we don't "get intimate" - it's me...apparently to her as well. If we do "get intimate" it's a wonderful "high" to me....and her. It obviously declines with age....and that's biologically normal. Suggestions? Focus on staying fit. Strive to be hungry and sweat every day. Keeping close to ideal body weight. Be nice to your partner... .and the "desire, and "performance" should be able to continue beyond what's "textbook" normal. Beyond that, there's decent ED meds on the pref is Tadalafil (Cialis) but others prefer Sildinafil (Viagra).
Feels a bit ridiculous posting these in a photography group, as they were taken out the window of my...
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
That combination of sunset/orange/red shining on the clouds with the blue just beautiful!
Taken locally to where I live, Bluewater nature trail Greenhithe Kent UK
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
That young "Coot" sure is a typical "ugly duckling"!
[] How to meet strangers online -chatroulette during pandemic isolation.
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
From the article; "While I browsed, I landed on one of the site’s de facto mascots: a guy jerking off furiously in front of the camera. His naked pelvis dominated the frame.... Ugh...just the mental pic of that is enough to keep me away... There's enough weirdness happening right here...
Results are in.
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
...and, I might add...."Crack" coke...
You know the type, don't you? πŸ˜πŸ˜‚
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
A greenie's special - Definitely need to get that Australian "Eduction" fixed!
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
LOL! Of all words misspelled....Eduction! Sharing on my "language abuse and bad spelling" page!
That Nest!!
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
I studied Pigeons in Ornithology in college. Do you know why they're so prolific? Hint; another name for them is "Rock Dove or Cliff Doves. They are well known for nesting on cliff faces....hence they took to our "skyscrapers" easily.
The truth about Republican Jesus....
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
I'll be copying this one to share with my #Religulous friends. Here's a few of my "stock" Jesus memes...
Does your country offer this level of response to Covid19 positives? []
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
I just have this to say about that;
[] An alternate universe?
Robecology comments on May 18, 2020:
When I saw the cartoon image at the end (or was it the beginning?) of "Men in Black" - with weird creatures playing marbles with different Universes...I was blown away. Of course it's possible.
Just curious.
Robecology comments on May 17, 2020: I'm noticing that the video works when you click on it; but no "preview images' appear. The above link is a favorite I had tabbed....Dawkins saying...."it's science, bitches"....
More Smudge!
Robecology comments on May 17, 2020:
My contribution to the "Smudge" memes...
Sunday hike at Tai Tam reservoir and dam,Sai Wan Ho,New Territory,Hong Kong.
Robecology comments on May 17, 2020:
I'm surprised at the bareness of the exposed rock. No sign of vegetation at all! Is the water all fresh water?
Robert DeNiro.
Robecology comments on May 17, 2020:
Just watched "The Joker" with Joaquin Phoenix and Robert DeNiro. Wow. The acting skills of those two....stunning. I felt drained after watching that movie. No wonder Phoenix got awards for it.
Circle of life. At the beginning and at the end.
Robecology comments on May 16, 2020:
...and in the meanwhile....(i just found wheels and an axle for a discarded I have a deluxe cart! (darn; It looks like @admin still hasn't fixed that pic download orientation issue)
Diet while in isolation
Robecology comments on May 16, 2020:
It's tough. The food is always close by; the workout and the calorie burns not so it's a challenge to maintain our weight. Keep these in mind;
Just the right amount, good morningβ˜•πŸ˜β˜•
Robecology comments on May 16, 2020:
Funny; but do be aware; there is such a thing as a caffeine/coffee "overdose"
An American visiting in England asked at the hotel for the elevator.
Robecology comments on May 16, 2020:
Lift is a smarter word for them...even in America!
California Police Attempt To Arrest Elon Musk's Holographic Decoy As Real Musk Escapes On Rocket To ...
Robecology comments on May 15, 2020:
[] Who are you sacrificing?
Robecology comments on May 15, 2020:
Whoopi made good points, but so did Chris. We are losing our weak, our elderly, our unhealthy, but we're also losing productivity ...and to an's a trade-off. We can either work hard/keep the pressure on to "social distance" or, as Christy suggested, take temps, wear masks, and let's get back to work. We can't wait for a vaccine; that's 12-18 months away. I can't rent a home I just bought for several months because of the COVID19 restrictions coming down from the HOA people - but I still have to pay its' mortgage and HOA fees; so my bank account is depleted because folk don't trust us to do "social distancing"? In a year from now, 90% of us will have "gotten" this infection, and produced the antibodies to be immune to it. I say the time has come to open up the nation...with caution, wisdom, masks, checkpoints, and social distancing. We need this.
While forgiveness is something many of us prescribe to, I know not everyone agrees and that's just ...
Robecology comments on May 15, 2020:
More "happiness"/let go of anger/stay healthy memes...
Robecology comments on May 15, 2020:
And remember; it's the women leaders of the world who are "doing it right"
Hi Wanderful People!
Robecology comments on May 15, 2020:
Hey, June
Robecology comments on May 15, 2020:
For those who need a you go! Hannah and I were coworkers at one of the most famous hotels in New York City. We worked side-by-side, twelve-hours a day, six days a week. Hannah and I got along well, but neither of us felt an attraction to each other. We didn’t share many interests, so I never thought of her as someone I’d want to date in the early days of our relationship. But my feelings for her changed. A bunch of us were planning an after-work get together. The crowd wanted to go bar hopping downtown. The few people who objected, including me, eventually gave in to the pressure. Hannah proved the exception. She surprised everyone by saying she’d go to the old-folks jazz bar down the street, alone if it came to that. A few in the group gave disapproving looks, but I loved that she defied the crowd and didn’t care what people thought. Her fearless individuality made her more appealing. We became good friends and even dated years later. Our romance didn’t last, but that early experience triggered a realization that attractiveness encompassed more than just physical beauty. A pretty face or sculpted body might turn heads, but how you act and carry yourself attracts people long after an initial burst of infatuation. Not everyone will find these behaviors attractive. But I’ve discovered over the decades that people who exhibit these qualities find themselves admired, respected, and often desired. 1. Be willing to do your own thing even when it’s not popular. It wasn’t that Hannah defied the clique’s leadership to go to a jazz bar that interested me. No, it was that she did so even though it made her unpopular — and she did it with fearless confidence. She resisted peer pressure and didn’t care how it made her look. Sure, sometimes you need to compromise or give in to maintain group cohesion. Stubbornness is not an attractive quality. But pursuing your interests and expressing your individuality dials up your allure, especially when you do so in the face of disapproval. 2. Don’t get involved in petty nonsense. If you watch group politics from afar, you often see puzzling behavior. The group seems to argue and fret over the most meaningless crap. It’s human nature, I guess, and we all succumb to it from time to time. As an observer, it’s almost comical. But if you’ve ever been in a relationship with someone who gabs about and stresses over trivial nonsense, you know how unattractive it becomes. The attractive one recognizes pettiness and avoids it; they stay above the fray and involve themselves only to make peace when relations begin to redline. They’re the ones you count on to remain temperate when everyone else runs hot. 3. Remember the finer details. Remembering a ...
Grow a garden if you love fresh food, wholesome food, economical food and getting dirty. :)
Robecology comments on May 15, 2020:
...the last one is the safest as far as avoiding germs...but I think the "germ avoidance" has been played out. A major part of conquering this COVID19 plague - and any for that matter - is getting immunity - letting our body develop the chemicals...the "antibodies" - to fight off future diseases.
Happy Wacky Wednesday Everybody! Let's see your Bad/Dad/Silly jokes and stories!
Robecology comments on May 14, 2020:
Coronavirus memes are spreading as the disease travels across the world — here's what they look like and why creators say they're important;
So according to this Neanderthal, I should be free to get myself piss drunk and drive at ninety ...
Robecology comments on May 14, 2020:
The choices are clear. This infrection is spreading fast. We all will "get it" eventually; either by contagion-infection or by vaccination. The strong and young barely notice they have it. The weak, and elderly suffer greatly. If we social distance - yes -our economy suffers. We suffer. Domestic abuse and obesity is on the rise. Unemployment...and for many - loss of health care because they're not working - is hurting. But we're alive. We're helping to keep our elderly alive. - - - - - - - - - - - If we "get out and go to work". yes - we'll get our income back - and many will get health insurance by being employed again. We'll "get out of the house" and "get out of eachother's hair"....the horrors of living closely with your family too long will dissipate . But we will increase the number of deaths and illnesses from this infection. Choose. But chose wisely.
The Murder Hornet. You've heard it's coming. Want to challenge them?
Robecology comments on May 14, 2020:
Wow...the head must be tasty!
If you have ever seen a tarantula wasp you know they could handle a murder hornet.
Robecology comments on May 14, 2020:
Worried about "murder Hornets"? Do what you can to preserve the Praying Mantis...Watch how this Mantis (actually the larger female) devours this Hornet;
[] USS Nevada found.
Robecology comments on May 14, 2020:
My cousin said this is near her house: Crystal Springs, Florida. Pileated Woodpeckers
Robecology comments on May 14, 2020:
I'll never forget. I saw one on a utility pole get "zapped" for pecking the wrong thing too well... I was watching one of these fellas pecking an electric "thing" on a pole through bionoculars....then saw him hit in to a circuit....actually saw him explode a split second before I heard it (it was many hundreds of feet away) sad......I think I got in my car and went to see what happened to the poor thing....unreal.
Just like mother Pence, she doesn't have a clue
Robecology comments on May 14, 2020:
Women only. No girls.
Happy Thursday Friends! What’s the coldest you’ve ever been?
Robecology comments on May 14, 2020:
I endured New York; in fact upstate NY...through the 1970's....when it was really cold. Some climate forecasters were predicting an "ice age" back then...and global temps were dropping... It was the last time temps dropped....they've been rising steadliy since the 80's. (see chart, below) But I remember bitter cold. Wearing scarves around my head. Feeling numbing cold in my feet. I moved to Florida in 77...the year it "snowed in Miami"....and it's been warming ever since... ...but being "Mediterranian-blooded" (dark, easily tanned, Caucasian) I love it down here!
Hello everyone.
Robecology comments on May 13, 2020:
We've been given one big lesson about sharing colds...if we're careless, and mingle too irresponsibly - we spread colds and infections. I wash my hands more, pick my nose less. avoid talking closely to people, Carry sani-wipes....and in general I'm a much more "sanitary" person. Do I want to become O/C about it? No. And I do believe that some are becoming just that. I also think that by years end most of us will have the antibodies for this COVID thing in our systems. Many healthy young folk will catch it...get through it...and barely notice the effects. But I - and i think many more - are much more wary about visiting the elderly in nursing homes. I think we've all learned a lot more about the "front-line" medical people, as well. They deserve a lot more credit.
That's my explanation. πŸ€”πŸ˜‚
Robecology comments on May 13, 2020:
Cute; but it's a real issue;
I have a current theory that your health (including mental) and the chance of catching co-vid 19 ...
Robecology comments on May 13, 2020:
Your health is almost a different factor - possibly unrelated - to your chances of Catching COVID19. It depends on your social mixing; not the 3 variables you've given. Whether you're scientific or pseudo-scientific.. .if you mix and mingle with people you increase your chances of "catching" it. Scientific folk might have an attitude of "I'll catch it - isolate - then avoid sharing it with health-compromised that I know. Or they're good at social isolation; they wear masks, avoid contact with suspicious (sickly) people and avoid catching it. Or they might have wise protective equipment. Or they might be fanatically/obsessively clean. There's too many variables to say they're related.
Yup .
Robecology comments on May 13, 2020:
Shit. What an awful word. "If you're not Country, you're not shit" Does that mean if you are Country, you are shit? And what's this about not knowing "shit". Personally; I don't see the need to know any shit - nor anything about shit. "Are you shitting me"? "Do you give a shit"? i shit you not. And I don't give a shit. wow...I'm tempted to share this in the language abuse group. But frankly....I don't give a shit....
Wednesday walk in Brickell ...2 photos.
Robecology comments on May 13, 2020:
I believe the second pic is one of the old original "Maleleuca's" or Paper bark trees. The were banned from being planted and sold in the 80's because they're such an agressive "invasive" that whole sections of the Everglades were taken over by them. They actually were intentionally disseminated in the early part of last century as a way to dry up the Everglades. Melaleuca trees have extensively invaded South Florida, displacing native vegetation in wetland and upland environments. Native to Australia and Malaysia, melaleuca was introduced into Florida in 1906 as a potential commercial timber and later extensively sold as a landscape ornamental tree and windbreak. It's now called "The Green Menace from Down Under"
True that. But then, are we supposed to forgive them for their stupidity?
Robecology comments on May 13, 2020:
Stupidity has hope. Recovery from death has zero hope.
There is something very comforting about knowing that just outside my door is a source of fresh, ...
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
The problems with even one like that is that all of a sudden you have more veggies than you can consume. The local restaurants won't touch 'em. You can't give them you freeze and "can" ( or jar) as much as you can....there's a lot of loss in a garden even that big/small.
Job interview.
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
You reminded me of the great cameos by the guys...just great classic footage;
This is on the wall in my home office/guest room.
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
INRI is latin for "I'm nailed right in"
The Mysterious Disappearance of SARS & Why We Will Need a Vaccine for COVID-19 []
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
What we don't know is how many have antibodies in their bodies that are already fighting any invasion by the SARS or COVID viruses. Tests done on that air-craft carrier found nearly all the crew showed signs of antibody production - yet most were asymptomatic. We might already be immune to both. Coronavirus | COVID-19 Updates SECDEF: Majority of Roosevelt sailors with COVID-19 are asymptomatic
Really Grandma?!
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
It's charming, and cute....but fortunately it's passé. As a demographer/population biologist I know why this occurred. Every species are compelled to over-produce. What we were slow to realize is that we have improved "death-control" decades before "birth control" - consequently all our little ones (in prior generations) were kept alive. Consequently; 3 generations of having 5 kids that make it to fecundity (the age of reproduction) thanks to modern medicine allowed - if they marry and each have 5 chidren - 5 x 5 or 25 to be reproduced. And those 25 that made it to fecundity gave us 5 x 25 or 125 fecund adults in 3 generations. In the pre-health/sanitation/medicine past 5 kids (and often more) led to 1 fecund adult...who had 5 (or more) kids, 1 of whom led to a fecund adult...who had 5 kids who led to 1 fecund adult. Or 1 fecund adult in 3 generations. (or in the case of Ms Fecund, in the image; 16 future baby makers). So you can say that our growth is because of the success of "death control" - or public health, and medicine. It's now the obligation of public health, world medicine researchers, and wise leaders to make "birth control" that's safe and effective for both sexes...not just women. Otherwise we're doomed.
I think this is a most notable achievement. So I must share. []
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
First "Black" (African-heritage) Princeton valedictorian in the history of the school. At the end of my teaching career - it was clear who the serious students were...almost entirely my African-American students were consistently at the top of the class. This is very notable, indeed.
I have never been more disgusted uneasy and unsafe in the community I live around here in rural ...
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
Good idea to go work with Amazon...but expect high demands. Don't fear these pro-freedom folk. They're just naive; and the more they mix and mingle - the more likely they are to not only get infected but share it with the weaker members of their family. They will actually be actively lowering their own numbers...which might be good for America.
The consequences of marriage. πŸ€”πŸ˜‚
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
It is stressful. I have no doubt that it's an age inducing or age-accelerating factor. It is a tougher, more challenging thing - to live in the same home with any other adult. Even more so if you're involved in raising children. But it's a challenge that I met for at least 3 decades in my life. Now it's just me...and I'm so much F'ing happier that way!
This is beauty, resulting from relentless drive and determination.
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
She undoubtedly takes male-hormone-muscle-encouraging drugs. That's fine if you admire that sort of thing...but it's not appealing to me.
Ten dog memes.
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
LOL! Shared on FB!
Happy Tuesday! Friendships! Some of them happen quite suddenly, born of an instant connection and ...
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
Old friendships form in our youth...two consistent ones that have lasted decades for me had to do with the male "hunt" for female's a bonding that's strong, and long lasting....long after the women in our lives have died or become "history". Caveat...this is my opinion. Therefore making friends today is much different. Making friends of the opposite sex is still more of a challenge (for me at least, and IMO for most) simply because there's that "relationship possibility" factoring in...can we/should we be friends "with benefits"? Again, In My Opinion. (IMO). This seems to be a question that's on the mind of most - dare I say all? - opposite sex friendships. Again; this is just IMO...I don't want to debate what I feel strongly is real.
Definition: weed vs wildflower. I can't really tell the difference. 😎🍷
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
The definitions are not based on the Phenotype (its physical appearance) but by its' growth relevant to the gardening practices of us H. sapiens. A weed is an unwanted wild growth in any of our places of cultivation. A wildflower could be the same exact plant - NOT growing in our "gardens" or "farms" (cultivated places)
Please help me to convince people that COMMON SENSE IS NOT THE SAME THING AS SCIENCE.
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
It's an uphill battle. I've tried for happily retired, and convinced that there's 100 different interpretations of "common sense"...and a poor understanding of "fact-based-research" or as we Science teachers call it, the S.M. I find this cartoon video explaining the "common sense" of the #Trumpster comforting...
How much longer do you guys in USA have to put up with this nonsense?
Robecology comments on May 12, 2020:
It isn't quite "nonsense"....but it is dangerously absurd. Trump's obviously failing, and losing it. Today at 10 AM is a historic review by the Supreme Court about the legality of Trump hiding his taxes...and if the S.C. stays true to its' decision against Nixon...we should be able to finally see the corruption. But the SC is now loaded in his favor. To put it in Godfather lingo..."he has the judges in his pocket" this will be interesting...and maybe - even - nonsensical.
@Admin Is it reasonable to be 'banned' from a group (Singles/Mingles/Chat) for criticizing a ...
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
@FearlessFly It's just one of the undemocratic quirks of They can ban you for any reason - or none at all. If they don't like your profile they can ban you. Deal with it. You're in level 8...You can now make your own groups. Call your group the Fearless Minglers chat group" (or call it whatever you want) and make your own; just remember you have to keep it active or they will drop the group.
Can't argue with that.You can but what's the point.
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
Needels? Biohazzard? ...can't you Conservative Christians spell beyond 2nd grade level?
Can't argue with that.You can but what's the point.
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
LOL...sharing in the "bad language and awful spelling" group!
This year The Keukenhof, the Netherlands fabled garden where tourist stream every Spring to enjoy ...
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
Stunning. Shared on FB!
Happy Monday! I hope today isn't too rough on you! I tend to stay pretty busy, with breaks when ...
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
I've been lucky. I retired in 2012; and moved in to an adult-acitve-lifestyle community - so I'm surrounded with beaches, tennis courts a golf course, shuffleboard, Bocci-ball courts, etc. I have a good bike and commit to biking at least a half-hour every day. I have a small pool that I can do laps in just downstairs; and this site, plus Facebook, plus Words with Friends....and my day goes by quickly. -and having to quarantine has fit right in to my retired lifestyle. The lady-friend objects...and fortunately she does visit on rare occastions....and insists i get out and do stuff. Here's a couple pics of us riding the past weekend... Not sure why one's appearing turned 90º and another 180º....but I'm sure Agnostic @admin is working on it?
Exciting times.
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
Only a thousand light years away? That means in the year 1020 it could have blown up...and we still wouldn't have observed it yet.
The storks really deliver babies.
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
Except; that's not a's a Heron. But I get the cuteness attempted.
[] Humans reaching Europe
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
What archaeologists need to consider doing is sharing the age-dating techniques. Right now the techniques are very unknown. I've said this often, and suggested it to friends in archeology; if they discover a simplified, in-the-field or obvious age-dating device, or could be the end of organized religion's criticism of evolution. I challenge inventors, once again; get busy - and get rich - this is a crucial - urgently needed - tool for archaeologists.
I'm seeing discounts on new 2019 Jaguar i-pace at a few dealers of as much as $20k or $30k or more, ...
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
Impressive prices. They have several nice features. Three things they're short on is range, universal charger accessibility and acceleration. Two major things they have is a network of service centers in place and name identification. (unfortunately, Jaguar's reputation has been sullied for a few decades - they've slipped in reliability. Let's hope these E.V.'s "break the mold"....
Today I scored a Scarlet tanager and a Prothonotary warbler.
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
Great photos...don't tell me "just a camera-phone"?
@hathacat I finally found the author for that intriguing pic of two disorders. []
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
There's no room in this world, at best....and here in your post, at least, for personal attacks. The image shows that both of them and the artist/photographer are just not happy with their condition... and their goal - it seems to me - is a message to frighten, make aware, and perhaps change those who are headed in their direction. A stunning, graphic image with a strong message. Thanks for sharing it again...with the original author.
One of my greatest heroes is MLK Jr.
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
When we created the school funding to allow locals to vote on property taxes and gambling income as a means of supporting education, that's when we took an intentional turn to get rich and lower educational standards. We are now paying that price in many ways - from excessive elderly and minority deaths to becoming a third rate economic world power. I hope we figure out and fix this lethal connection...or we are doomed to face the same fade-out as the Roman and Mesopotamian civilization.
[] Interesting-- using radio waves to stabilize fusion reactions.
Robecology comments on May 11, 2020:
I'm always disappointed to read that there are some wealthy and wise scientists still seeking to create fusion reactions. I think it will end up like our naive desire to use fission for energy....abandoned. The sooner the better. We have a self-actuating fusion energy source very safely 93 million miles - 8 light minutes - away. We don't need to produce fusion here on earth. I think it's a dangerous mis-direction of funds and wisdom.
I had to map a new route for one of my daily walks, since my original route is temporarily closed.
Robecology comments on May 10, 2020:
Wow; talk about "Redlands" - the soil in that roadway is such bright red! Great pics...Hawaii is so unique!
We have had a moth bomb go off over here in New Mexico these buggers have been tripping my camera ...
Robecology comments on May 10, 2020:
These moths also have huge caterpillar stages...and guess what loves to eat them...and lay their eggs in them? Most wasps and hornets...including the newly invasive "murder hornet" might become common - as these large moths continue to dominate. So either tolerate the large moths...or get ready for these guys...
What will be your destination after all is done? What do you think about Dominican Republic?
Robecology comments on May 10, 2020:
I vacationed in the D.R. for a week. They are a struggling nation. Some good features, but many not so good. The do share the same Island with they are at least respecting the strategies of avoiding environmental degradation and overpopulation more than the Haitians do. They're almost entirely dark-skinned African-D.R.folk. They have unique gemstones available there called "Larimar" which is a light blue stone; unfortunately it's commonly set in silver, rarely in gold. They have a decent highway system. The main roads are well maintained. They have a least one beautiful cave system on the south coast to explore. Their shores are pretty...and the little isolated "resort" communities stand alone from the sad, poorly organized communities in the neighborhoods.
Happy Sunday! (Also Happy Mother's Day!) It's pose your own question day - Have fun!
Robecology comments on May 10, 2020:
Are there any women out there who've chosen to NOT be mothers? I salute you. You are a "mom" to the nieces and nephews, the youngsters in your life that are "not yours" Mother's day is a day to salute women who've chosen to be moms. Either by adoption, or by giving birth. I miss my mom...and know she did a lot to make me who I am....and I salute her... And I wouldn't have my son if it weren't for "his mom" - so I send her a thanks, as well. But here's a salute to the "un-moms"... those who have chosen to be child-less... some call it being "child-free"... .women who are or were fertile - but chose to use birth control .and/or abstain from sex and/or put it on their partner not to impregnate her. So to the "mom-less" women who are happy being child-free - be aware; you are doing a great service to humanity by keeping the numbers down... So I salute you!
I am stunned by the detail of this man's work. This is with pencils. Amazing! []
Robecology comments on May 10, 2020:
Hard to believe they're just pencil work. I'd love to see him in action. He needs one of those high speed videos.
Some out of reach signs of Spring: "Tulip Poplar bloom" (way up high), Feasting spider, Allusive ...
Robecology comments on May 9, 2020:
I nominate the toadstool shot as the winner!


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