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April 12, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (12 April 2013)

Remember hearing that the drought and soaring hot temperatures last summer were because of global warming/climate change/whatever the hell the peers are calling it now? Um, yeah, about that. Not so much. 2012 drought wasn't caused by global warming.

NOAA asks: What caused the 2012 Central Great Plains Drought?

NOAA’s answer: The central Great Plains drought during May-August of 2012 resulted mostly from natural variations in weather.

• Moist Gulf of Mexico air failed to stream northward in late spring as cyclone and frontal activity were shunted unusually northward.
• Summertime thunderstorms were infrequent and when they did occur produced little rainfall.
• Neither ocean states nor human-induced climate change, factors that can provide long-lead predictability, appeared to play significant roles in causing severe rainfall deficits over the major corn producing regions of central Great Plains.


Sex With A Robot

So morons, how many of you are part of the 9% that would have sex with a robot? 42% weren't sure if having sex with a robot constituted infidelity. I guess the question is does a sexbot equal a vibrator? They're both machines right?

F-15 Pron


By the way, the squadron in this video has been sequestered. They can only fly enough to maintain minimum pilot qualifications which is probably in the 10-15 hours a month range per pilot.

Sci-Fi Remodel

Damn, these dudes are some hard core fans. Scifi Remodel: People who have turned their homes into imaginary worlds.

Electro Shock Soccer

Give me the controls, and I could probably get into soccer. Some Norwegian TV hosts hook up a bunch of soccer players to electric shock devices to see how giving players a shock during a game affects play. The fun starts at about the 1:50 mark.

Public Education

If you have kids in the public reeducation system, behold what they might be getting taught. According to a social studies teacher at a middle school in Connecticut, the 2nd Amendment does not ensure everyone has the right to bear arms. Oh, and the Constitution is a living, breathing document or some shit.

Boibeaux’s son is an eighth grader at Northeast Middle School. On Monday his social studies teacher gave students a worksheet titled, ‘The Second Amendment Today.’

“The courts have consistently determined that the Second Amendment does not ensure each individual the right to bear arms,” the worksheet states. “The courts have never found a law regulating the private ownership of weapons unconstitutional.

The worksheet, published by Instructional Fair, goes on to say that the Second Amendment is not incorporated against the states.

“This means that the rights of this amendment are not extended to the individual citizens of the states,” the worksheet reads. “So a person has no right to complain about a Second Amendment violation by state laws.”


h/t Theo Spark

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